Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Health Care Freedom Act, also known as “Skinny Repeal,” as an amendment to the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), to repeal core provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would make it more difficult for vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, to obtain healthcare.
The Senate defeated the amendment on July 28, 2017, by a vote of 49-51 (Roll Call Vote No. 179, 1st Session, 115th Congress). Democrats – 0 yes, 46 no, 0 not voting; Republicans – 49 yes, 3 no, 0 not voting; Independents – 0 yes, 2 no, 0 not voting.
HRC opposed the amendment.