Just when everyone thought that the Senate Republicans' Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) had died another death on Monday, President Trump energized Senate Republicans by Wednesday strongly suggesting that they keep trying to get votes for the bill. Just as before, it became obvious that the Senate would not be able to get enough votes to pass the Republican-led bill which is expected to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise known as Obamacare. When what appeared to be the final attempt to get votes looked as if it had failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided by Monday night that his party was going to go with the initial suggestion from the White House to just repeal the ACA and replace it later.

McConnell immediately said that there would be a two-year gap before they would put forward a replacement bill. This appeared to catch many people off-guard as a straight-up repeal would be much worse than having a Health Care Bill -- even if it's a bad one -- to cover people during the transition. Within 12-hours of that announcement, however, the repeal effort had died too. Following both failures, the President shifted blame towards Democrats and Republicans, who refused to vote for a bill that they felt was simply not good enough for their constituents.

Despite these repeated failures, the GOP leadership said that they would attempt another vote on a repeal-only bill from 2015, which had been vetoed by former President Obama at the time. There is no doubt at this point that the air is dense with uncertainty as to whether they will be able to pass in another attempt to Repeal and Replace.

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On Wednesday, when Senate Republicans went to the White House for lunch, President Trump told them that they were very close to getting the BCRA passed and that they should not give up. For the BCRA fail, the Senate had four rejections from Republicans in their ranks which meant that they had surpassed the 2-max threshold.

Energized to keep killing Obamacare

For the clean repeal-only bill on Tuesday, it was just down to three Republicans, who rejected it, although it was certainly close. Getting votes on the bill became more of a challenge over the weekend when Senate member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ.) who had to have emergency surgery for what ended up being a tumor. Now it's been reported that the senator was diagnosed with brain cancer [VIDEO], but is recovering at home. After the White House luncheon, the Senators seemed a bit energized for sure, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX.) telling reporters that they had to keep trying to get rid of Obamacare. They're expected to hold votes on Tuesday again. Here is a clip from NBC News that shows those senators after their Wednesday meeting at the White House.