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How the Senate's bipartisan ACA effort went off the rails

Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander
Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

Six months ago, the Senate had a bipartisan health care deal with a good chance of becoming law. But now that deal appears to be dead — derailed by abortion politics, policy disagreements and months of lawmakers dragging their feet while the health care landscape shifted underneath them.

Why this matters: Premiums are almost certainly going up in October, and insurers will be deciding whether to keep participating in the marketplace.