Sam Baker Jul 18
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The fallout: Admit defeat, move on to bigger defeat?

Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The current version of the Senate health care bill is dead, following last night's opposition from Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran — and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's subsequent admission that the Senate's repeal-and-replace bill "will not be successful." He said the Senate will instead vote on straight repeal with a two-year delay.

It'll be a tough vote for McConnell's caucus, but holding it is probably the only way he can declare health care dead for good and move on.