Short deadlines, frantic offers of deals to gain one vote at a time.
The decision on Tuesday not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill marked the fourth Affordable Care Act repeal bill failure since the summer began. But Republicans say they’re not going to stop, and Sen. Murkowski’s decision not to oppose the bill provided a small victory in an otherwise painful defeat.
“Today to me, it’s not a matter of if, it’s now when,” Graham said of repealing the Affordable Care Act. “Because this idea makes sense. Let’s say we fail. Let’s say we continue to fail. You’ve seen the damage done to the party, donors, people upset. The good news is I see enthusiasm for the first time among Republicans about an alternative to Obamacare.”
That’s the positive spin. Read the inside story of the birth and death of the last-ditch bill this year in Politico
The concise description of a long and winding road that lead to the demise can be read in The Wall Street Journal