Washington Examiner: House ‘narrowly’ passes legislation that would partially repeal Obamacare
House Republicans barely mustered enough votes to pass legislation that, if signed into law, would only partially repeal Obamacare but supporters of the bill assure skeptics it’s the first step toward fully repealing former President Obama’s signature health-insurance law.
The House voted 217-213 to pass the amended American Health Care Act, after deciding late Wednesday that the votes were there thanks to last-minute changes that appealed to centrists.
When the vote was called, 20 Republicans voted against it, just under the threshold of 22 GOP lawmakers that could vote against it and still have it pass.
The vote is a win not just for Trump, who has been pushing the House to vote for weeks, but for Republicans who have been looking for a way to dismantle Obamacare since it was passed in 2010.
This must not be the end of the struggle to free our healthcare system from Obamacare’s grip. As our Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her recent statement, “We will be watching and will not hesitate to hold people accountable if the Senate fails to make progress toward the full repeal of Obamacare.” Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge our lawmakers to follow through on their campaign promise to fully get rid of Obamacare!