Obamacare is 'dead' hails triumphant Trump

Obamacare is 'dead' hails triumphant Trump

They weren't waiting for final passage to celebrate.

"What a great group of people!". Set aside for the moment were the feuds and philosophical divides that almost sank the bill time and again.

An earlier version of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare collapsed in March, torpedoed by opposition from both moderates and conservatives in the party - dealing Trump one of the most stinging setbacks since he took office.

Trump dominated the battle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Among the bill's highlights, per Vox: A repeal of the individual mandate (the tax on those who don't purchase insurance); phasing out of Medicaid expansion along with additional cuts; individual healthcare tax credits based on age, not income; and limited coverage for pre-existing conditions on the individual market. "They also served unhatched chickens".

When the Senate and House are unable to pass the same exact bill, they form a separate committee to try to work out the differences.

"This Republican health care plan will increase costs for older Americans, cut Medicaid and take us back to the days when it was almost impossible for anyone with a pre-existing condition to get health insurance".

About 20 million Americans gained healthcare coverage under President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act, but Republicans viewed it as an overreach of the federal government and said patients had less choice and higher premiums. It would dilute Obama's consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like letting states permit insurers to charge higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions.

The bill gives the states more flexibility to reduce premiums for the healthy.

Trump: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet calculated the effects of the latest version, but a March report of an earlier draft found 52 million people would likely be left without insurance by 2026 - nearly double the number of those under Obamacare.

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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. It said older forms of this plan would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage.

But he said the way the employer plan provision is structured might make it hard for states to do anything about it, even if the legislature and governor want to preserve a ban on coverage limits and other benefits.

Panel chairman Kevin Brady told reporters that revenue neutrality is necessary to ensure bold, permanent changes to tax policy that can drive economic growth.

Rutherford issued a statement Thursday after voting. Shame on you!" and "2018! Republicans have a slim 52-48 majority, and it takes 60 votes to pass most legislation.

Mark Sanford, who has criticized the legislation, said he attempted to read the entire bill but failed to get through some of the details. "Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote".

If the Senate passes its own bill, the plan then goes back to the House for approval or more negotiations and amendments.

McConnell plans to move forward under special procedures that allow legislation to pass with a simple majority vote, instead of the 60 usually required for major bills in the Senate. This means insurers are free to deny services for those with pre-existing conditions as well.

But this calls for a change in rates for seniors.

Passing the Bill in the House of Representatives is only the first step for the GOP. The Chamber of Commerce supported the bill.