+234-703-382-3104, +234-806-729-6988    editor@witicles.com
Witicles™ on Facebook Witicles™ on TwitterWiticles™ on Google+Witicles™ BlogSend Email to Witicles™

Author Box

Abiola Benjamin ObayomiAbiola Benjamin Obayomi
Real Estate is my Profession. The change we need in Nigeria begins with all of us doing things differently. Collectively, we can make Nigeria work.
Joined 5 years ago
From Abuja, Nigeria
Total Articles 312

Recent Articles From Author

# Is Governor Seyi Makinde The New Face of Political Leadership In Nigeria?
# Following With Ease: Understanding The Right Attitude To Spiritual Leadership
# Marriage Pitfalls: Sexual Matters and How To Navigate It
# Understanding How The Word of God Can Restructure A Life

Namecheap.com Namecheap.com
Shop for Books online in Nigeria at kpiBooks.com.ng Order your favourite books online now, Save the stress & Pay online or with cash at Your Doorstep!

We help our esteemed clients develop web strategy that works!
Call us @ +234 803 578 3880
Article Category >>>Politics

US House Republicans Repeal Obamacare

By Abiola Benjamin Obayomi       May 05, 2017

US House Republicans Repeal Obamacare

U.S. House Republicans on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping health care bill aimed at fulfilling their campaign promise to overturn the Affordable Care Act known as ‘ObamaCare. The repeal came after the House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the bill in March following impending defeat over failure to get enough Republicans votes, particularly, the Freedom Caucus, to approve the bill.

The vote for the revised American Health Care Act, televised on major networks, passed 217 to 213, crossing the 216 votes required for the repeal to pass, with no Democrats voting in favour while two Republicans abstained. With the repeal, the replacement bill variously tagged ‘Trumpcare’ or ‘Ryancare’ now heads next to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain fate.

Speaking shortly after the bill passed, Ryan said: “A lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Capping a fiery debate moments before the vote, Ryan appealed to colleagues to move beyond ObamaCare, which he called a ‘collapsing law’ and ‘failed experiment’”.

Citing the situation in Iowa, where the last state-wide insurer is threatening to leave, Ryan said: “This is a crisis.

“What protection is ObamaCare if there is no health care plan to purchase in your state?”

After the original bill was pulled from the floor in March amid conservative resistance, Republican leaders won over some of those lawmakers by including waivers that states could claim pertaining to ObamaCare’s coverage requirements, including for those with pre-existing conditions. On Monday, moderates in turn objected that constituents with pre-existing conditions could effectively be denied coverage by insurers charging them exorbitant premiums.

In a final adjustment, leaders added billions more to help people with pre-existing conditions afford coverage, while the conservative Club for Growth withdrew its opposition just before Thursday’s vote. Republicans said a new health bill is necessary to curb rising premium costs and stop insurers from fleeing markets across the country.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, said: “Doing nothing leaves too many Americans out in the cold. We tried the ObamaCare way. It is failing remarkably”. Democrats, however, continued to kick against the legislation saying it would overhaul many key provisions of ObamaCare.

House Minority Leader, Democratic Nancy Pelosi, said on Thursday at a press conference: “This disastrous bill has been condemned by almost everyone.

“This is a scar that they will carry,” Pelosi said of House Republicans who voted for the plan.

She said the latest version is “worse” than the original and rejected claims that it would protect those with pre-existing conditions. The health care vote was scheduled after the White House and congressional leaders flood rank-and-file holdouts with pressure in recent days and claimed they had the votes to prevail.

But in the Senate, some Republicans consider the House measure too harsh.

The bill would eliminate tax penalties of Obama’s law which has clamped down on people who don’t buy coverage and it erases tax increases in the Affordable Care Act on higher-earning people and the health industry. It cuts the Medicaid programme for low-income people and lets states impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

It transforms Obama’s subsidies for millions buying insurance, largely based on people’s incomes and premium costs, into tax credits that rise with consumers’ ages. The measure would retain Obama’s requirement that family policies cover grown children until age 26.

Source: NAN


If you need to re-publish this ARTICLE, please cite this article - (https://witicles.com/us-house-republicans-repeal-obamacare-24626.html) and the Writer (Abiola Benjamin Obayomi)

Do You Find This Article Helpful?

Article Tags: Republicans, Democrats, ObamaCare. TrumpCare, US House Republicans Repealed ObamaCare, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Witicles
Save the Stress, Shop for Books Online in Nigeria - kpiBooks.com.ng
Article Source
Abiola Benjamin ObayomiAbout Abiola Benjamin Obayomi
Abiola Benjamin Obayomi Abiola Benjamin ObayomiAbiola Benjamin ObayomiAbiola Benjamin ObayomiAbiola Benjamin Obayomi

  Real Estate is my Profession. The change we need in Nigeria begins with all of us doing things differently. Collectively, we can make Nigeria work.

Social Sharing
If You Enjoyed This Article; Then, Share It On Your Social Network

     Copy This Short Link To The Article: http://i.witicles.com/3z7Yh US House Republicans Repeal ObamacareUS House Republicans Repeal ObamacareUS House Republicans Repeal ObamacareUS House Republicans Repeal Obamacare

Post Comment

Article Comments

No comment found! Be the first to share your thoughts on this article!

Related Articles

Author's Articles

My Accounts Categories Useful Links Affiliate Links Follow Us
Witicles.com is not a mere article directory; but Trusted Online Article Directory of syndicated articles on 27 core topics, including health and fitness, finance, business and economy, life improvement, real estate, politics, leadership, management and education. Authors publish articles for free and share knowledge with potential customers.

Lost Password
Sign In
Sign Up
News and Society (169)
Self Improvement (160)
Business and Economy (103)
Leadership (130)
Politics (80)
Arts & Entertainment (44)
Health & Fitness (130)
Religion and Kingdom (61)
Real Estate (16)
Computers & Technology (21)
About Us
Advertise With Us
Contact Us
How To Submit Articles
Article Writing Tips

Flickers of Hope Foundation

CentreNDL on Facebook  Facebook

CentreNDL on Twitter  Twitter

CentreNDL on Google+  Google+

CentreNDL Blog  Blog

Send Email to Hubpile  Email