Well it was the time Trump to get something done. And this time is Obamacare. Trump Claims Victory: Declares Obamacare ‘Dead’ President Trump was confident that the GOP’s health care bill would succeed in Congress today, and he put out a couple of tweets in an early celebration of today’s vote.
The president was expected to head to his home in New York City today, though he stayed in Washington D.C. as Congress attempted to pass the latest version of the American Health Care Act (ACHA). Shortly after House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made their final arguments before the House of Representatives, Trump made it clear he was watching by pronouncing the death of Obamacare: FollowDonald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump I am watching the Democrats trying to defend the "you can keep you doctor, you can keep your plan & premiums will go down" ObamaCare lie."1:43 PM - 4 May 2017 10,17010,170 Retweets 38,63138,631 likes FollowDonald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Insurance companies are fleeing ObamaCare - it is dead. Our healthcare plan will lower premiums & deductibles - and be great healthcare!1:56 PM - 4 May 2017 8,5118,511 Retweets 35,79235,792 likes The House on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance coverage. The vote, 217-213, on President Trump’s 105th day in office, keeps alive the Republican dream to unwind the signature legislative achievement of former President Barack Obama. The House measure faces profound uncertainty in the Senate, where the legislation’s steep spending cuts will almost certainly be moderated. Any legislation that can get through the Senate will again have to clear the House and its conservative majority. Just before the House vote, the Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will finance the government through September, and unlike the health care legislation, the spending bill had broad bi-partisan support. Passage of the health care bill completed a remarkable act of political resuscitation, six weeks after House leaders failed to muster the votes to pass an earlier version of their bill, a blow to Mr. Trump and Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin. Many Republicans were simply glad the fight was over — for now. “We are all breathing a sigh of relief,” Representative Chris Collins, Republican of New York, said. “We’re living up to a campaign promise we made, the Senate made, the president made.” The House bill would eliminate tax penalties for people who go without health insurance. It would roll back state-by-state expansions of Medicaid, which covered millions of low-income Americans.
In place of government-subsidized insurance policies offered exclusively on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, the bill would offer tax credits of $2,000 to $4,000 a year, depending mainly on age. A family could receive up to $14,000 a year in credits. The credits would be reduced for individuals making over $75,000 a year and families making over $150,000. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the first version of the bill would trim the federal budget deficit considerably but would also leave 24 million more Americans without health insurance after a decade. Insurance premiums would spike next year before settling lower after a decade. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/us/politics/health-care-bill-vote.html?_r=0 http://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-claims-victory-declares-obamacare-dead/