Efforts by Republican Senators in the United States to find a replacement for President Barack Obama’s Healthcare System (Obamacare) have collapsed.
Two Republican Senators said they opposed their party’s proposed alternative, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form.
The party has been divided on the issue, with moderates concerned about the effects on the most vulnerable.
President Donald Trump has now called for repeal of Obamacare, so Republicans can start “from a clean slate”.
That task falls to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who said that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.
Two Senators – Rand Paul and Susan Collins – had already opposed the Bill.
With the two new opponents, Republicans – who hold 52 seats – no longer have enough votes to pass the bill in the 100-member senate.