Repealing ObamaCare straight up has been denied.
FOX's Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:
(Senate) "On this vote the yays are 45, the nays are 55. The amendment is not agreed to."
That repeal now, replace later, amendment was backed by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul. It would have set up a two-year window for a replacement, as you heard, it failed 45-55, needing a simple majority to pass.
Several Republican Senators joining every Democrat in opposition. It still means that Republicans are looking for consensus for a replacement for a health care overhaul. There is now talk among Republicans of what's being called a "Skinny Repeal" that would scrap part of the health care laws individual and employer mandates, repealing the tax on some medical equipment as well.
On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.