Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers questions from reporters about challenges facing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law in the Supreme Court next week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012. The GOP leader criticized the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare," as the single worst piece of legislation during his time in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BREAKING: McConnell Calls For Repeal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has abandoned the Republican health care bill and is calling for full repeal of Obamacare. The bill has been considered dead following the decision of Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and others to vote “no.”

McConnell said, “It is now apparent” that the repeal and replace effort will not be successful. The new plan is to hold a vote on repealing Obamacare with two-year delay.

The core problem for Republicans was the decision of a number of moderate Republicans to demand a phaseout of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. It remains to be seen if these senators will vote for a simple repeal bill.





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