After the latest Senate health care repeal effort failed in the wee hours Friday morning, talk is increasing over a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act.

The Problem Solvers caucus, led by Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), is a group of 40 senators on both sides of the aisle that has been meeting for about a month to discuss such a fix — and now the group's efforts are expected to take on greater urgency as it met this morning after the Senate voted 49-51 on the GOP "skinny" repeal bill, according to Politico.

"This is our window to be relevant on a very real issue that impacts our constituents," says one Republican lawmaker in the group.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.