GOP lawmakers plan to block Obamacare repeal bill
The House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on a measure to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a voucher program that would give Americans the option to buy health insurance across state lines.
Republicans have repeatedly insisted that they have the votes to pass the legislation.
But the measure faces a rocky road to passage as Democrats and moderates oppose it and conservatives oppose the idea of a government-run insurance program.
Here’s what you need to know about the GOP health care bill and how you can help.
• Health Care is a big deal for the Republican Party, but it’s not the only issue that’s on the minds of GOP lawmakers.
• Democrats and other moderates oppose the health care legislation because of its potential to hurt low-income Americans and seniors.
• The GOP proposal would expand Medicaid to more than 20 million Americans.
• It would allow people to stay on their current coverage plans and not pay for their insurance.• It would end a rule that prohibits insurers from denying coverage for people with preexisting conditions.• And it would allow states to opt out of providing health care to people who get health insurance through their jobs.
• This bill is the second major health care proposal that House Republicans have debated.
• On Thursday, they passed a health care plan that would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
• Republican leaders say the House can pass this bill on its own before the end of the year.
But they are facing a formidable challenge in getting enough support to overcome a Democratic filibuster.
A House GOP aide says there is no chance that the measure can pass by a simple majority.
Republicans also have a lot of work ahead.
The bill is expected to pass by the end.
It will then go to the Senate for a final vote.