It’s finally happened. Donald Trump and the House Republicans have finally removed Obamacare from the law books. The corrupt, divisive health care plan that left millions struggling to pay premiums and that provided almost no one with appropriate health coverage has been put to rest as the replacement bill passed 217-213 on Thursday.
It has been one of President Trump’s earliest and most prominent campaign promises, and despite setbacks earlier in the year, has finally come through.
One notable aspect is that 20 Republicans voted against the Bill including Pennsylvania Reps. Pat Meehan, Ryan Costello and Charlie Dent of the Tuesday Group , and conservative Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Andy Biggs of Arizona.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Top Republicans, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, asserted those with pre-existing conditions would not lose coverage.
Leadership praised its success in the lower chamber, saying they are proud the conference could come together to work to improve the legislation.
“This was a great win for the American people and it proved we can put a very complicated coalition together to tackle some really important things,” Scalise told reporters. “And look, families across the country are suffering under Obamacare, it’s failing and we said we are going to rescue people from it was hard to get there, but we worked and never stopped working to get this done.”