I was really surprised to see this happen. I thought we wouldn’t see a new bill until the fall. A revised GOP healthcare bill is headed to the Senate after clearing the House. The final vote was 217-213. The bill aims to repeal and replace Obamacare, which Republicans call a failure. 24/7 News reports that Democrats say the GOP measure will put the healthcare of millions of Americans at risk.
GOP leaders and President Trump have been working all week to get a group of wary Republicans on board. A big sticking point involved a dispute over protections for pre-existing conditions. As President Trump rightly said, Obamacare is collapsing and if nothing was done there would be chaos. Insurance companies have been fleeing the programs and fewer people have options for coverage.