Health care bill delayed, GOP divided




Washington (PPN)  – The Grand Old Party plans for repealing and replacing Obamacare has been postponed to Friday after not receiving enough votes. For seven years, the Republican party and GOP congressional leaders have been adamant about improving the health care bill.

Despite their moment of truth being ruined, the White House confirmed that the vote will still happen Friday morning but with opposition flowing between conservative and moderate-leaning GOP lawmakers, it may be prolonged even more.

House Republicans are struggling to secure votes. President Trump failed to close the deal with a group of fellow Republicans in the first major legislative test of his presidency.

Republicans cannot lose more than 21 of their caucus and still pass the bill. The plan will cost more and insure less people.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said there were 30 to 40 votes against the bill. It is up to the Freedom Caucus to take it or leave it.

The GOP health care bill, introduced earlier this month, would roll back many of the Obamacare taxes and eradicate the individual mandate. Instead of the subsidies available under Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, the GOP plan provides Americans with refundable tax credits to purchase health insurance.
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