Compounding the insanity of the House rush to vote on the AHCA is the fact that it stands little chance of passage in the Senate. Republicans have a 52 seats in the upper chamber of Congress, so they can lose no more than two votes to pass a repeal plan. Republicans in the House have had trouble enough in maintaining votes from both the moderate and conservative wings of the party, but the problem is compounded in the Senate, none of whose members have the luxury of a safely gerrymandered seat. Moreover, under Senate rules, only legislation directly related to the federal budget can be exempted from the possibility of a filibuster. Elements that were crucial in winning over the Freedom Caucus in the House, notably an end to the requirement that policies include certain kinds of coverage, don't qualify.