Senate Republicans Believe They Can Pass Obamacare Repeal

Senate Republicans were moving ahead Monday night with a bill to repeal a key provision of Obamacare, believing they can get 51 votes, The Hill reports.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced an amendment to a House-passed bill that would phase out Medicaid expansion over a two-year period in hopes of gaining the support of conservatives. The bill would deal with the individual mandate portion of Obamacare, which requires individuals and large companies to buy health care insurance.

“I think we’ve found a pretty good spot so I’m optimistic,” Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn told the Hill. “We are going to do more, repeal more of ObamaCare.”