The US House of Representatives passed to repeal Obamacare by a vote of 217 in favor and 213 opposed. The step is considered to be an achievement for US President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. However, in order to officially repeal the national healthcare plan, the House vote will need to be passed by the Senate and the chances are slim.
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This evening (Wednesday), the US House of Representatives passed by a majority vote of 217 against 213 to repeal Obamacare. However, in order for the national healthcare plan to officially be repealed, the decision must be passed by the Senate, where chances of a 60-senator majority vote on this matter are slim.
Despite the fact that the healthcare plan has not yet been cancelled, the vote is considered to be a significant achievement for US President Donald Trump as well as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Up until this point, this is the closest that the Republican Party has come towards repealing Obamacare, which is quite popular among the American public.
“We suffered with Obamacare… people were suffering so badly with the ravages of Obamacare,” Trump stated. “Make no mistake about it, this is a repeal and replace of Obamacare.”