House Republicans are finally set to vote to repeal and replace one of President Trump’s most sought after objectives; Obamacare.
“We’re gonna pass it,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stated Wednesday during an interview with Fox News. He noted that the bill had gained the support it needed to pass and it is ready to head to the Senate.
The bill is set to voted on Friday, May 5th, between 12:30 pm 1:00 pm.
An amendment proposal would add $8 billion to the measure, apportioned over 5 years to assist some people with pre-existing medical conditions afford coverage.
The bill would also cut Medicaid, repeal tax boosts on higher-earning individuals, expunge ObamaCare’s fines on individuals who don’t buy insurance and give many of them smaller federal subsidies.
Upton and Long were among four of the House members who met at the White House Wednesday with President Trump to review the addition to the bill.
Long told reporters at the White House, “Today we’re here announcing that with this addition that we brought to the president, and sold him on in over an hour meeting in here with him, that we’re both yeses on the bill. We need you, we need you, we need you.”
The bill will likely face more difficulty in the Senate and the New York Times wrote that if the bill passes, “it would be a moment of redemption for both Mr. Ryan and Mr. Trump, who suffered a resounding political defeat in March when they failed to muster the votes to win approval of an earlier version.”
Before the White House meeting, House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal and said the GOP was getting ‘extremely close’ to finally being able to pass the halted legislation.
We will just have to wait and see tomorrow around noon and cross our fingers that the Senate will make the right decision.