Baldwin, Johnson react after collapse of health care proposal

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(WSAW) -- Senate republicans are regrouping after their second attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says the senate will now simply vote to repeal it, but says that's likely to fail.

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke about the issue, saying the plans thus far are bad for Wisconsinites.

"Version after version of what we've seen have had devastating impacts on the people that I represent in Wisconsin and frankly, part of the reason why their efforts to pass these measures have fallen short is because the people of America, and the people of Wisconsin have been speaking out," Baldwin said.

Republican senator Ron Johnson who has said he disagrees with the health care bills released a statement saying, "Action in the senate remains in flux. My hope is that we continue to work to bridge differences within the conference so we can pass a bill that improves the increasingly dire situation caused by Obamacare."