Patty Murray

Repeal and Replace: RIP

Repeal and Replace: RIP

Maine’s Republican Sen. Susan Collins drove a metaphorical stake through the heart of her party’s effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act on Monday when she announced she could not in good conscience support the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would would strip millions of Americans of their health insurance.

Ms. Collins’ principled stand made her the third of the chamber’s 52 Republican senators to turn thumbs down on the measure, thus prompting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to announce today that he wouldn’t insist his Republican colleagues go through the motions of a vote they were virtually certain to lose. (The other two GOP...