By Tim Graham | 12/12/17 12:01:10The Senate Health Care Bill passed the Senate on Friday night, after an emotional final vote that drew bipartisan opposition.
Senators, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Ted Cruz, voted against the measure because they said the bill’s insurance mandate and cost increases are too high.
Senators who opposed the Senate bill include Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Senator Mike Lee of Utah.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she voted against it because she thinks the bill would “put more people out of work and make it harder to get health insurance.”
The Senate is now expected to vote on the Senate’s bill.
The vote is expected to occur at 11:30 a.m.
The Senate will then go to the House, where it could take another day or two before the House passes its version of the legislation.
The House has yet to pass its version.
President Donald Trump has promised to sign the bill, saying he wants to see “a swift and decisive” repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Ted Cruz said the Senate vote showed the Senate will “get it done.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, said the vote shows that the Senate can pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Cuts and Jobs Act.
The Senate bill also included some changes to Medicaid, which is considered one of the main drivers of the health care crisis.
Democrats in the Senate have been calling for a repeal of some parts of the ACA, including the requirement that individuals have health insurance or pay a penalty.
They say the GOP bill doesn’t go far enough.
Democrats have opposed the legislation for years, and President Trump has made it a key campaign issue.
The House passed its version on Thursday.