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American Health Care Act Clears House, Hits Stone Wall in Senate

The Republicans’ on-again off-again effort to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took a significant step forward today when the US House of Representatives narrowly passed the GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). Republicans needed 216 votes to pass the bill. They received 217. There were 213 votes in opposition.

But it might be a question of one step forward and two steps back. Although just minutes after the House vote President Donald Trump said he was “so confident” the Senate would pass the House bill, Senate Republicans announced moments later they had no intention of even voting on the bill, but would write their own bill, which of course would have to go back to the House for approval.

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