US House of Representatives passes bill to repeal Obamacare

The US House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, delivering a welcome victory to President Donald Trump after early legislative stumbles.

AFP| Updated: May 05, 2017, 00:34 AM IST
US House of Representatives passes bill to repeal Obamacare
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Washington: The US House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, delivering a welcome victory to President Donald Trump after early legislative stumbles.

Following weeks of in-party feuding and mounting pressure from the White House, lawmakers voted 217 to 213 to pass a bill dismantling much of Barack Obama`s Affordable Care Act and allowing US states to opt out of many of the law`s key health benefit guarantees.

The measure now heads to the US Senate, where it faces an uphill battle.