While I wish John McCain a speedy recovery (although I think he should retire), I also wish we didn't have so many Republican senators who want to be John McCain?
Rand Paul says McConnell does not have the votes. I concur with him that leaving Obamacare in place to die on its own is better than adopting it, keeping most of it, and giving it a Republican name (when it ultimately fails guess who will be blamed). Repeal first and then worry about trying to replace it.
Update: DRUDGE REPORT: Repeal Dead, Obamacare remains law of the land and Strait Up Repeal Vote Next (We need to pressure all Senators to vote yes for this)
WSJ: New Setbacks
Lem's Place: Tales of Amy's Garden
A View From The Beach: Obamacare Repeal Schadenfreude
Instapundit: Retaining, instead of repealing Obamacare will be the Republicans undoing, Rand Paul voting no, Obamacare insurance mandates need to go, I am tired of Establishment GOP more concerned with putting Trump in his place than fighting back against the media and Democrats, Caitlyn Jenner weighs run for Senate (we could do worse), and If this is creating a schism in the party, fine with me
EBL: If Congressional health care reform fails to pass, what should President Trump do?, Patton and Sherman must be rolling over in their graves: Military will continue to cover the cost of Transgender surgery and treatment, SchumerCare is coming, Can the Ted Cruz Amendment save GOP repeal/replace effort?, Dear GOP: Let Us Opt Out of Obamacare, Say No to RyanCare or McConnellCare, and Single Payer Death Panels, A Reason to be Optomistic?Crusty McCain— IGotOverMachoGrande (@smitty_one_each) July 17, 2017
Had blood on the brain
& though we bid him godspeed
Our joy'd be bigger
Were the dregs of his vigor
Spent in retirement indeed