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"I will do everything in my power in the Senate to fight this bill", Durbin tweeted.

While House Republicans narrowly managed to pass the AHCA through the House, their legislation faces an even bumpier ride on its way to a Senate vote - if it even makes it to one at all.

"(The) House GOP has made their bed and their constituents won't forget it", Schumer said following the bill's passage.

The focus shifted away from health care until mid-April, when reports indicated that leaders from the Freedom Caucus and Tuesday Group were negotiating a compromise. These are seniors, young people, parents, doctors, nurses, and people with serious medical conditions.

States could also waive requirements that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions if their insurance lapses. One of the AHCA's recent amendments includes an increase in funding to high-risk pools, which would provide $8 billion over 5 years for states to cover those with pre-existing conditions. Critics say these pools are often under-funded and ineffective. "The stakes are just too high", he said.

"The tax credit should be enhanced to reduce premiums and better meet the needs of people with low and modest incomes, are older, or live in areas with high health care costs", said Marilyn Tavenner, CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance trade group.

This afternoon, the House passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare by a narrow four-vote margin.

Meanwhile, Avalere, health care consultancy and research firm released an analysis of the American Health Care Act on Thursday.

Remember, President Barack Obama famously swore to Americans that "If you like your (health insurance) plan, you can keep it". Susan Collins of Maine.

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And if the stark differences in reactions to Thursday's vote are any indication, it's going to be a contentious process.

Mimi Walters's support was never in doubt, even though Democrats hope to beat her next year in a district Hillary Clinton carried by almost 18,000 votes.

Republicans cracked beers. Democrats mockingly sang "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" as the final vote count came in.

The bill simultaneously cuts $800 billion over 10 years from Medicaid, the program offering health care for the poor that Trump promised not to cut, and another $200 billion in subsidies for private insurance.

The vote means the legislation will now move to the Senate, where the Republicans also enjoy a majority, the Washington Times reported.

In a statement, Republican Sen.

The House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace the "Affordable Care Act" and provisions.

"The House bill is merely the first legislative step", Toomey said.

Under the latest version of the House bill, all 50 US states will be allowed to apply for waivers from key Obamacare provisions and set their own standards.


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