Ding, dong, the bill is dead—or is it?

Well, actually, although a postmortem might be a bit premature,the odds aren’t looking good for a repeal-only Republican effort tokill the Affordable Care Act.

The Hill reports that the blood—er, ink—wasn’t even dryon the most recent failed attempt by the Senate to repeal andreplace former President Obama’s signature health care law (lastnight two additional Republican senators announced they would notvote for the bill) when Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader,proposed a repeal-only bill, essentially the same as one that hadbeen passed two years earlier by Congress at a time when they knewit had no chance of being signed into law under Obama’s watch.

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