BREAKING NEWS - House Passes Bill To Repeal and Replace The Affordable Care Act
May 4, 2017
Volume 4, Number 8
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USA Today: Obamacare Repeal: House Passes Bill In Major Victory For Republicans Democrats fiercely attacked the GOP plan, saying it would gut consumer protections, increase health care costs, and strip health insurance from the poor and middle class. "Trumpcare eviscerates essential health benefits," such as maternity care and prescription drug coverage, said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "... and guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions." (Shesgreen, 5/4)
Source: USA Today
The New York Times: House Passes Measure To Repeal And Replace The Affordable Care Act Passage of the health care bill completed a remarkable act of political resuscitation, six weeks after House leaders failed to muster the votes to pass an earlier version of their bill, a blow to Mr. Trump and Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin. “We are all breathing a sigh of relief,” Representative Chris Collins, Republican of New York, said. “We’re living up to a campaign promise we made, the Senate made, the president made.” (Kaplan and Pear, 5/4)
Source: The New York Times
The Hill: House Passes ObamaCare Repeal House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, taking a major step toward a long-held goal and setting in motion an overhaul of the nation’s health system. The narrow 217-213 vote is a victory for GOP leaders, who faced a tumultuous path to getting the bill to the floor. The measure had to be pulled in March because of a lack of votes, but a series of deals since then brought on board the conservative Freedom Caucus and then wavering moderates. (Sullivan, 5/4)
Source: The Hill
Bloomberg: House Passes Obamacare Repeal In Razor-Thin GOP Victory The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate, where it has little chance of being passed in its current form by fellow Republicans spooked by reports the plan would cause millions to lose health insurance. Twenty Republicans voted against the bill, and no Democrats backed it. (Edgerton, House and Edney, 5/4)
The Washington Post: House Republicans Narrowly Pass Controversial Bill To Revise Affordable Care Act, Claiming Fulfillment Of A Major Campaign Promise “This bill delivers on the promises that we have made to the American people,” Ryan said on the House floor moments before the vote. “You know, a lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Many of us are here because we pledged to cast this very vote — to repeal and replace Obamacare, to rescue people from this collapsing law. Are we going to meet this test? Are we going to be men and women of our word?” (O'Keefe, Winfield Cunningham and Goldstein, 5/4)
Source: The Washington Post
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