President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare dead after the revised American Health Care Act was narrowly passed to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
President Trump declared in a celebratory Rose Garden event, surrounded by Republican congressional allies shortly after the vote.
The vote goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise to roll back his predecessor’s law. Thus, claiming a major victory even as the measure faces an uncertain fate in the closely divided U.S Senate.
The American Health Care Act, which passed by a vote of 217 to 213, represents a significant if incomplete political victory for President Trump, who has struggled to secure legislative wins early in his presidency.
The President also made attempts at outlining the features of the proposed health care act (Trumpcare).
The vote was also an important win for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who has spent years trying to dismantle Obamacare but has struggled in recent months to unite an ideologically divided caucus.