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Key senators resist Republicans’ ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal

Key senators resist Republicans’ ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Republican efforts to pass health care reform ran into even more roadblocks this evening. A group of key senators balked at voting for what some have called the last resort, a version labeled skinny repeal. This came as plans were laid for debate and maybe a final vote later tonight.
Our Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage.
WATCH: These Republican senators say they won’t vote for ‘skinny’ health bill unless there’s broader debate
LISA DESJARDINS: A long day of debate setting up a longer night of votes, with Republicans stressing the failures of Obamacare.
SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER, R-Tenn.: Conditions have changed in Tennessee. Our insurance market is — quote — “very near collapse.” That means that up to 350,000 individuals in our state, songwriters, workers, farmers, who buy their insurance on individual market are sitting there worrying in July and in August whether they will have any option to buy insurance in 2018.

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