McConnell Suspends Healthcare Debate

Jun 28, 2017

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was dealt another blow this week to Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

McConnell pushed Senate consideration on legislation that would repeal the act, delaying further action until after the fourth of July recess.

Emily Schwarzkopf is an analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. She says she was pleased to hear about the delay.


“Well I think we definitely see it as a small win, and we’re very thankful for all of the advocates and people that are very concerned about what the senate and the house are trying to pass," said Schwarzkopf.


McConnell’s decision came as a result of a lack of support from Republicans, both conservative and moderate. The Michigan Republican Party said they cannot comment on the bill at this time. The Washington Post reports that a spokesman for McConnell said the bill will be revised by Friday.