Health Care repeal passes US House

While the House bill that passed by a razor-thin margin on May 4 requires states to provide coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, that coverage might not be affordable, Collins said.

Republicans were able to define Obamacare as negative before Democrats could react and voters swept House Democrats out of office in the midterm elections. But, again, don't worry about it making drastic changes to the nation's healthcare system just yet.

Most of the Republican politicians have long vowed to repeal Obamacare, which covers some 20 million Americans.

"For seven years the Republicans have been promising, 'If only you elect us, we'll repeal Obamacare, ' " Cruz said in a radio interview on Saturday.

Martha MacCallum asked Duffy about critics of the Republican bill, who have said it brings the US closer to a universal, single-payer health care system.

Mr Trump has emphasised that the Republican bill is "a great plan", and says that it will get "even better".

The new President immediately set out to deliver on his campaign promise. There are 52 Republicans in the Senate, which means they can only afford to lose two votes. But while the bill doesn't single out sexual assault, the fact-checking site noted it's still unclear what impact medical treatment sought as a result of an assault would have on obtaining plans in the future.

"I don't think that low-income women should be denied their choice of health care providers, for family planning, cancer screenings, for well-women care", Collins said.

Senate Republican leaders signalled they would pursue a process known as budget reconciliation, which would enable them pass a healthcare bill with a simple 51-majority vote.

Mr Trump declared victory, but it could be short-lived.

Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said after the House approved new health care laws Thursday, May 5, that it especially hurts rural residents. It threatens to drive up out-of-pocket costs for most Americans and make others virtually uninsurable.

The debate over universal healthcare in the United States continues. Australia runs a government-funded universal health care system. She is believed to be one of the top officials working to replace Obamacare. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said after the bill passed the House Thursday.

"Trumpcare battle is just beginning", added House Democrat Joe Kennedy III, urging liberal senators like Elizabeth Warren to lead the upcoming fight.

Rep. Julia Brownley of California, the ranking Democrat on the Health Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said, "While I am deeply concerned about many aspects of this bill, the rush to put politics ahead of people, and the impact it could have on our veterans as a outcome, is simply shameful".

Its 10-year, $880 billion reduction in Medicaid funding would roll back the expansion of Medicaid in many states and end or limit the coverage used by many poor people, seniors and disabled children.

But within an hour of the vote, Mr Trump toasted House lawmakers in the White House Rose Garden.

Following their big win, Republicans celebrated with a "massive beer bash", with Colbert noting they woke up on Friday needing to deal with the fallout. Hatch said Thursday that the Senate must "manage expectations and remain focused on the art of the doable", while Alexander said the Senate "will take the time to get it right". "I feel so confident".

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