The House of Representatives voted to narrowly pass a bill to repeal the former president’s signature law, known as Obamacare.
The bill would also repeal the unpopular individual mandate, which essentially forced taxpayers to sign up for an unwanted service, or face government penalties. The Supreme Court ruled the mandate constitutional, calling it a tax. The measure would replace subsidies with tax credits and phase out Medicaid expansion. Under Obamacare, states had to option to expand this entitlement program.
Most important to many pro-lifers, the bill would reduce the amount of taxpayers’ money going to Planned Parenthood for a year.
The repeal bill now heads to the Senate.
Hot take: the details of the House bill are irrelevant, because that bill is DOA in the Senate. This thing is all on Mitch McConnell now.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 4, 2017
All-new Obamacare Lite is typical GOP disaster: No free market in health insurance — but less free stuff! Lose-Lose – Perfect. https://t.co/RyYmDVrkTA
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 2, 2017
The Senate’s bill will be different. The question is, better or worse:
— Kimberly Leonard (@leonardkl) May 4, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) May 4, 2017