After the initial failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Former President Barack Obama signature healthcare bill, they have decided to try to do it again, and this time has succeeded to repeal Obamacare, and will be replacing it with Trumpcare.
Obamacare was replaced with a final tally of 217-213, a tally that shows a great disagreement between House Republicans. Though the bill is yet to become law, but this is a victory for House Republicans and also a victory for the Donald Trump administration who in his campaign had promised to repeal and replace the Affordable care act program.
Speaking after the vote, House speaker, Paul Ryan said;
This bill delivers on the promises that we have made to the American people,A lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote … (and) to rescue people from this collapsing law.
House Republicans said that the new bill would increase competition between insurance companies, lower costs and also give States and individuals their health care choice.
According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California;
Trumpcare eviscerates essential health benefits," such as maternity care and prescription drug coverage,and guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
As the vote closed on Obamacare, some Democrats chanted, "Na na na na, hey hey, hey, goodbye"