The Senate rejected a key amendment on its way to repealing and replacing ObamaCare on Tuesday night, when senators started what promises to be a days-long debate on health care.
> > Senators voted 43-57 to reject a procedural hurdle for the measure that included the GOP repeal and a replace bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, as well as alternative proposals from GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rob Portman (Ohio).
> > That was the first amendment to get a vote after senators took up the House-passed health care bill, which is being used as a vehicle for any Senate action, earlier Tuesday.
> Vice President Mike Pence cat a tie breaking vote to allow the Senate to consider the legislation, which will deny health insurance to millions of Americans, resulting in about 50,000 additional deaths each year as well as millions of new bankruptcies.
> The Republican bill would eliminate taxes on the wealthiest people in the nation and leave many struggling workers to suffer, die or face insurmountable medical expenses.
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