WASHINGTON – Marking a major victory, House Republicans have approved their ambitious bill to replace Obamacare with a new nation’s health system, international media reported.
The House passed the bill passed with 217-213 vote as all Democrats refused it.
Following the victory in House, the bill now has been sent to the Senate seeking approval, where it is expected to undergo significant changes.
Donald Trump hoped that Senate will pass the bill, adding, “It’s going to be an unbelievable victory when we get it through the Senate and there’s so much spirit there”.
The ruling party celebrated the win with a press conference held at the White House Rose Garden with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Trump termed the bill a “great plan” despite it was not approved by other party.
Trump said, “This has really brought the Republican Party together. As much as we’ve come up with a really incredible health care plan, this has brought the Republican Party together. We’re going to get this finished.”
The President also tweeted “It was a GREAT day for the United States of America! This is a great plan that is a repeal & replace of ObamaCare. Make no mistake about it.”
It was a GREAT day for the United States of America! This is a great plan that is a repeal & replace of ObamaCare. Make no mistake about it. pic.twitter.com/fYtghBlXxS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2017