After the health care bill failure, what's next for Congress and the Affordable Care Act?

In a dramatic, late-night vote, the Senate narrowly rejected an effort to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. Does that mean the effort to repeal and replace the law — a cornerstone of the Republican agenda for seven years — is over? Where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is concerned, it’s foolish to write off any possibility, said Josh Ryan, a political scientist at Utah State University. "Every time we thought it was over, he thought of a different legislative maneuver and, except for one shocking vote by Sen. John McCain, it would have worked," Ryan said. "I … >>More stories from National


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