Due to Obamacare‘s massive mobilization of health care entitlement programs, repealing it has not been a piece of cake.
Under President Trump‘s watch, Republican House members have had a difficult time weighing priorities. Everyone wants to repeal Obamacare, but the problem is getting as many Americans off the government teet as possible without offending wide groups of voters.
Now, it appears that the U.S. legislature might be ready to achieve the impossible.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed today that the house has enough votes to repeal Obamacare.
Debate and voting will begin Thursday on the House floor. The House Committee on Rules will act on an amendment, introduced by Michigan’s Fred Upton, which provides for a compromise of $8 billion in funds paid to help cover people with pre-existing conditions.
“I think it’s a very good close,” deputy whip Patrick McHenry told reporters ahead of the vote announcement, meaning that enough votes have been secured to make the move now.