House just OKed GOP’s legislation which erases pretty much everything in the Obamacare/Affordable Care Act law, thus making one of President Donald Trump’s core campaign pledges a reality. However, the fight is not over yet, as the GOP bill will be sent to the Senate, i.e. we’re not out of the woods just yet.
The new bill named the American Healthcare Act or more precisely a revised version of it was passed by House Republicans on Thursday, just a few minutes ago.
Thursday’s vote comes after a difficult process and with mainstream Republicans being worried about how well the new bill will take care of a variety of issues, including the protection of patients with pre-existing conditions.
After the revised version of the American Healthcare Act added an amendment which ads eight billion dollars to mitigate the aforementioned issue (the pre-existing conditions), the House Republicans stepped up to the plate and passed the bill. The previous version of the AHA was pulled after Speaker RINO Ryan failed to gather enough GOP support due to the fact that he drafted the bill in secret and kept intact large portions of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, which led pundits to dub the respective version of AHA as Ryancare or Obamacare Lite.
The revised version of AHA (via the MacArthur Amendment) was brokered by House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, who can be best described as hero of the day. Meadows succeeded (so far) where Speaker RINO Ryan failed miserably, i.e. he managed to rally almost all House Republicans behind the 7 year long campaign promise to replace/repeal the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.
Despite the fact that Obamacare is failing spectacularly all over the US, no Democrat voted for the new bill. But the true test will be in the Senate; however, no matter what happens from here, the meltdown is great today.
The story is developing, so stay tuned for more news.