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Dylan Scott describes the Senate healthcare bill process:

As of Monday morning, nobody is even sure what the end goal for Republicans is: A bill to repeal and replace Obamacare or a clean (partial) repeal bill with no replacement.

Either path faces the same problem: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) needs 50 of the 52 Senate Republicans to back the plan under the special procedural rules Republicans are using to pass the bill with a bare majority. As of right now, the day before the expected first vote, neither bill appears to have the necessary support.

Scott points out that "McConnell has two Senate bills at his disposal:"

...the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, the clean (partial) repeal bill, and the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the plan to repeal and replace the health care law that Republicans have been debating for the last two months.

ORRA "would likely fail," he says, and BCRA "is also struggling to attract enough votes but has a more viable path to passage."

It's enough to turn people into political vegetarians.

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