from National Family Voices: Health Care Legislation - Update As outlined in the last Update (July 12), the Senate version of a bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has gone through many changes intended to attract the votes of enough Senators to pass it. After a couple postponements and apparent deaths, the bill was revived and finally brought to the Senate Floor on Tuesday, July 25. For procedural reasons, what was presented to the Senate was actually the House bill, the American Health Care Act ( S. 1628 ). In the Senate, a bill cannot be taken up without a "Motion to Proceed." Organizations and individuals opposing the bill lobbied Senators to oppose the Motion, which would have killed efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. But the Motion passed when Vice-President Pence broke the 50-50 vote. Two Republicans - Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) -- joined all Democrats in voting against it. To simplify a c
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