[caption id="attachment_142266" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Yet another Obamacare repeal vote has gone down in flames.
Senate Democrats blocked a largely symbolic vote Sunday that was attached to a three-year highway funding bill.
The repeal attempt had always been certain to fail because it didn't have any support from Democrats, The Hill reported.
The final vote was 49-43 along party lines, with eight senators not voting. A total of 60 votes was needed to move the proposal forward.
Several conservative senators blasted it as a “show vote” that was intended to appease them because they were angry aboutSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) deal with the Democrats that included a planned vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
Sunday's vote marked the first time the Senate has voted to repeal Obamacare since claiming the majority in January.
The House has voted around 60 times to repeal or delay all or part of Obamacare, according to The Hill.
Congress's adopted budget would allow Republicans to use a procedure called reconciliation to bypass Democrats and send a repeal of Obamacare directly to President Obama. But Obama would veto that and Democrats have enough votes to sustain that veto.
After the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act's federal subsidies, Republicans' options are limited in replacing Obamacare.