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Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is one of several GOP senators who say they are still deciding whether to vote "yes" or "no" on Graham-Cassidy — the latest attempt by GOP leaders to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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In a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on Morning Edition, Isakson said he wants to check with other Georgia leaders first. 

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Early in the morning of July 28, the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated a proposal from Republican leaders to repeal and partly replace the Affordable Care Act — often called Obamacare.  

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With all sides looking for a path forward, Georgia patients, insurers and political leaders face a number of questions. And there is not a lot of time in which to find the answers — open enrollment for 2018 Obamacare coverage begins Nov. 1.  

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As Thursday night turned into Friday morning, the U.S. Senate — by a vote of 51-49 — defeated the “skinny repeal” proposal pushed by Republican leaders as a measure to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.  

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That left GOP leaders in a familiar position: starting over on a health care bill. 

On Morning Edition, Denis O’Hayer got some thoughts on the dynamics behind the vote — and what’s next— from political strategists Brian Robinson and Tharon Johnson. 

The House Republican healthcare plan has been met with derision and skepticism from politicians and the public alike.
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Top Georgia Republicans so far have been fairly quiet about the plan from U.S. House Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare).

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Why would President Donald Trump attack the validity of an election that he – and Republicans in Georgia and nationwide – won?  That's the question on the mind of Republican strategist Brian Robinson.  He's a former deputy chief of staff and communications director for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

In a conversation with Denis O'Hayer on "Morning Edition," Robinson talked about the effects the President's claims might have on Georgia's top voting official, Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  

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