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Cornyn hails Better Care Act vote as endgame to Obamacare

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Senate Republicans kick off another effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. One Senator from Texas likes the chances of it going through this time.

Republican Senator John Cornyn says today's health care debate in the Senate is the beginning of the end for Obamacare. Cornyn says he's pretty jazzed about its potential replacement. "But I think what we've come up with, under the Better Care Act, is pretty ingeniuos, and actually provides people with access to a better benefit than even the Medicaid expansion."

Cornyn is increasingly optimistic about the chances of passage with the return of an old friend to the Senate Floor. "I think that with Senator McCain coming back, I think that will hopefully inspire us all to do the right thing; and get on this bill and have a fulsome debate and vote on amendments and get it passed."

Cornyn thinks between the return of  McCain today and some procedural maneuvering to outflank Democrat obstruction there's a good chance Obamacare's endgame may begin today. "This means that under the budget reconciliation process, every Senator will have a right to offer an amendment and get a vote on that amendment." He adds "And so, there's going to be a lot of voting, perhaps into the wee hours of the night and early morning later this week."

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