Wisconsin Casts Split Vote As Senate Rejects “Skinny Repeal”

7/28/17 – Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson says he’s disappointed with what he calls a “dysfunctional process” in the U-S Senate, after the G-O-P majority failed to pass a health care bill this week. The Senate voted 51-49 early this Friday morning to reject the so called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare which would have thrown out requirements that Americans buy health insurance and make larger employers offer it to their workers while delaying a tax for medical devices. Three Republicans joined all Democrats including Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin in voting no. The “skinny repeal” would have triggered negotiations with the House on a final compromise but the next move is now uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll seek ideas from Democrats.