US House votes to repeal Obamacare

Nearly eight years later he does and quite frankly was the leader to do the exact same thing in the House of Representatives.

President Donald Trump acknowledges House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill.

Wavering moderate Republicans had anxious that the legislation to overhaul President Barack Obama's 2010 signature healthcare law would leave too many people with pre-existing medical conditions unable to afford health coverage.

Yet as the 2016 election amply demonstrated, political outcomes can be hard to predict. Republicans argued they would have had a still heavier price to pay if they failed to make good on an endlessly repeated pledge that helped them seize control of the House, the Senate and the White House in the years since the law passed.

The Republican-controlled House voted 217-213 in favor of the bill that overturns Obamacare.

As soon as the House approved the GOP health care bill on Thursday, Democrats were working on using it against Republicans in next year's midterm elections.

Republicans hold a narrow 52-eat majority in the chamber, and they will consider the bill under special budget rules that prevent a filibuster.

"This bill is going nowhere fast in the United States Senate", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, telling Republicans they "should refuse to follow their House colleagues over a cliff, reject repeal, and work with Democrats to improve our health care system in a bipartisan way".

Hutchinson was reluctant to criticize congressional Republicans' first major legislative victory of the Trump administration, but made clear his reservations about the House version of Obamacare repeal.

"As I said with Obamacare, anything that effects so many people and such a big part of the economy should have a solution that can attract bipartisanship", said Sen. "And then they say, "Oh look, it's a bad situation rates are going up". "I am so confident".

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Later, after traveling to New York, Trump told reporters there could be changes to ensure passage by senators. Well, a little bit of it.

Ryan called the AHCA "the best bill possible".

"Yes, premiums will be coming down. Deductibles are going to come down", he said.

We do not know one big thing: Exactly how this would impact those with pre-existing conditions. Among the differences from President Barack Obama's plan, the new bill greatly strips coverage for maternity care, emergency services, and opens the door to denying coverage or raising rates on those with preexisting conditions.

In particular, they are alarmed by the ability it gives to insurance companies to ramp up premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

The American Medical Association said it would undo health insurance coverage gains and hurt public health efforts to fight disease. The legislation would rework subsidies for private insurance, limit federal spending on Medicaid for low-income people and cut taxes on upper-income individuals used to finance Obama's overhaul.

The initial version of the American Health Care Act was previously rejected by the hardliners in the House Freedom Caucus, who had denounced it as "Obamacare-lite". "In many cases, life or death", Borick said.

The Republican bill would repeal most Obamacare taxes, which paid for the law, roll back the Medicaid expansion and slash the program's funding, repeal the penalty for not purchasing insurance and replace the law's tax credits with flat age-based credits.

Experts and health groups ridiculed the amendment, saying it falls woefully short of the hundreds of billions of dollars likely needed to control health costs for the sick under the new bill.


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