Seven Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted against a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, The Daily Caller reports.
With the seven senators joining the Democrats, the Senate voted 55-45 against the proposal in a procedural vote.
The seven GOP members who voted against the plan were Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Dean Heller of Nevada, Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
On Tuesday, senators also rejected a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with the Better Care Reconciliation Act as it garnered 57 no votes in the procedural vote.
The “skinny repeal” appears to hold the biggest chance for the GOP senators to pass a bill and send back to the House for final negotiations.
The bill could include a repeal of some of the more contentious portions of Obamacare such as the individual mandate and the medical device tax.