The reason why there aren’t enough votes in the Senate to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare is very simple. The proposed legislation does not repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s that simple.
The proposed legislation modifies Obamacare but it is not a repeal and replace which was mandated by the People. And thankfully there are some Senators who know and recognize this fact. Thus there aren’t enough votes for it to pass.
With the mid-term elections just around the corner those wise Senators don’t want to come home to their People and explain why they voted for legislation that breaks their promise. And those that were in favor of the bill will have a lot of explaining to do when they get home.
Both the House and Senate Republicans need to grow a pair, as the saying goes, and pass the complete repeal of Obamacare. Then work on getting the health insurance industry in line and get reforms in on actual health care as well.