Republican Withdraws GOP Health Bill, ObamaCare Health Care Program Prevails

After weeks of grueling discussions, articles written and contradicting views expressed in mainstream media, the Republican Health Care Bill has been abruptly pulled out from the House floor last Friday, March 24. Minutes away from the actual vote, Speaker Paul Ryan withdraws the bill, with President Donald Trump’s blessings to review and re-access the GOP repeal and replacement for Obamacare.
NBC News reported, “This is a disappointing day for us,” Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters shortly after the bill was yanked. “Doing big things is hard. All of us, myself included, will need time to reflect how we got to this moment, what we could have done to do it better.”
United States President Donald Trump admits that he’s surprised and disappointed with the move. However, he has expressed his appreciation for Speaker Paul Ryan’s efforts as well as the other Republicans that were rooting for the new health care bill.
Democrats, on the other hand, are celebrating for successfully working in unison against the GOP bill. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi even called the surprising move as “a victory for the American people.”
The American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 is a Republican bill that aims to repeal and replace America’s existing health care program, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, legislated during the Obama government.
Several criticisms overshadowed Obamacare’s replacement. Even conservative Republicans feared the possibility of millions of Americans losing their insurance once the American Health Care Reform Act pass through the Senate and Congress.
There were also worries that the new health care bill will only cater and works best for the already financially able Americans. Citizens who barely manages to afford health insurance policies and those relying on Medicaid and Obamacare programs are bound to be in a crisis with the new health care bill managing to push through to Congress.
However, in a surprising turn of events, the Republicans decided to withdraw the bill even before a vote was cast in a closed-door conference last Friday afternoon. However, the Republican group claims that they are still “wholeheartedly committed” to repealing Obamacare.

Post Author: Joie Gahum

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