Last night, after a neck and neck vote in the United States Senate on whether or not to repeal Obamacare in favour of President Donald Trump’s own healthcare bill, the AHCA, the deciding vote was down to Republican Arizona Senator John Mccain. If he voted for Trumpcare, the vote would’ve been tied. If he voted against it, Obamacare would’ve stayed in place. And, as luck would have it, McCain voted against Trumpcare and Obamacare will continue to save lives and give equal opportunities across the US.

It’s interesting that McCain voted against Trumpcare

What’s interesting about McCain’s vote is not only that he’s a member of Trump’s party and voted for the typically Democratic side of the debate, but also that he ran against Obamacare pioneer Barack Obama in his first Presidential election campaign, and lost to him. It’s also interesting that, three days before the healthcare vote, McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, so he’ll be relying on the US healthcare system and the benefits of Obamacare for the foreseeable future.

McCain headed back to his home state of Arizona for related surgery before being diagnosed with brain cancer. He returned to Washington on Tuesday, with a statement reading that he was excited to push on with his work in the Senate on “important legislation, including healthcare reform, the National Defence Authorisation Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea.” It’s a good thing he came back, because he swung the whole vote.