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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

In a dramatic night on the Senate floor that ended around 2 a.m. on Friday, Republican senators' so-called "skinny repeal" plan failed to pass. It marks a major blow to both Senate leadership and President Trump in their fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with historian Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School about what this means going forward, and how it compares to health care bills stalling in the past.

This segment aired on July 28, 2017.

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