1.Vote on repeal of ACA delayed, may not happen
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that it is probably time to "just let Obamacare fail" following two unsuccessful attempts by Senate Republicans to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act. A third effort that would repeal the ACA, but not replace it immediately, is not looking good for the GOP, either. A vote for a repeal-only bill seemed likely this week, but the president, hoping to gin up some support for the bill, asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky), to delay the vote until early next week. Both of Georgia's senators, Republicans David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, voted yes in January on a budget resolution to begin the process of repealing the ACA.
2. Rep. Carter calls for 'blanket repeal' of Obamacare
Rep. Buddy Carter, (R-GA-1), is calling for full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. In a press release issued Tuesday, Carter, who is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, called for a vote on a "blanket repeal of Obamacare."
"The games have gone on for too long. While I am proud of the legislation we passed in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare, it's clear it does not have the necessary votes in the Senate. ...Today, I am calling for a vote on a blanket repeal of Obamacare. Majorities in the House and Senate have supported this measure in the past and it's time to do it again with a president who supports our efforts. ..."