Amidst a last-ditch effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, CNN aired a town hall style health care debate among four standing senators on Monday, Sept. 25. The debate was intended to discuss two wildly different perspectives on health care coverage, but was largely framed as the Graham-Cassidy Debate. Memes and tweets both humorous and scathing flooded the Internet, as they do, and continued as the debate progressed.
Republican Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, are the authors of the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill, a partisan bill that must be voted on by Sept. 30 in order to pass with a simple majority. Democratic Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, meanwhile, were slated to defend Obamacare.
As of Monday night, three Republican senators publicly said they would not support the bill, leaving a slim chance of success for the future of Graham-Cassidy. The case was not closed for the Internet, however, which still had a lot to say.