Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere Just Yet
So, if you haven’t already heard the news: Donald Trump and House Republicans failed to create a substantial form of healthcare for the nation.
On Friday (March ), Republicans pulled the bill that was intended to replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, just 24 hours after Trump made clear to lawmakers that the bill needed to be brung up for a vote or he would move on to other issues.
The bill, known as the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, didn’t have enough support to pass. House Speaker Paul Ryan revealed he called Trump, who agreed to pulling the vote once he made it clear the legislation lacked the votes to pass with no votes at all from several members of the House.
“We came really close today, but we came up short,” Ryan said at a press conference. “This is a disappointing day for us.”
This outcome is a win for many, as the AHCA brought many side eyes for the simple fact that many critics believed some 20 million would lose their insurance under it. Hillary Clinton even took to Twitter to declare that “today was a victory for all Americans.”
“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” also Ryan admitted Friday.