To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Major Victory for Trump, Republicans: American Health Care Act Passes in House!

Aimee Herd/Heather Sells : May 4, 2017 : CBN News

This new bill 'Blocks federal payments to Planned Parenthood for one year—a big win for pro-life Republicans'

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the revised American Health Care Act on a 217-213 vote, according to a Fox News report, Thursday morning. (Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP/via Breitbart.com)

The vote was a major victory for both President Trump and House Republicans, however, now the bill will head to the Senate "where it faces an uncertain fate," according to the report.

House Speaker Paul Ryan commented on the measure that effectively will replace Obamacare if it makes it all the way, saying, "A lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote!"

[CBN News] Here are five big things the bill does:

• Blocks federal payments to Planned Parenthood for one year—a big win for pro-life Republicans

• Eliminates Obamacare tax penalties for those who don't buy coverage

• Includes Medicaid cuts & allows state work requirements for Medicaid recipients

• Changes Obamacare insurance subsidies into tax credits

• Continues family policies that cover grown children until age 26

Democrats are fiercely opposed to the bill. Not a single Democrat [was] expected to support it...

Pre-existing conditions remain a big concern, despite the last-minute amendment. The bill allows states to get federal waivers that would free insurers from other Obamacare coverage requirements. With waivers, insurers could charge people with preexisting conditions higher rates than their peers and raise prices for older consumers.

Many questions still remain around cost, and unfortunately for members and the public at large, the Congressional Budget Office has not released an estimated cost for this latest version of the bill.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

 
Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News
     
 

Search the Articles Archives

Keyword  
Author  
Words Posted on
Day Month Year
 

Not all search fields are required


To Order by Phone Call: 1-866-354-5245 (1-541-926-3250 outside the U.S.)

BCN Plus
Register TODAY for Our 2019 Israel Tour
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement

An BCN Paid Advertisement
A BCN Paid Advertisement
A BCN Paid Advertisement
BCN Store
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


Teresa Neumann
Teresa Neumann, Reporter

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
An ElijahList Paid Advertisement
 
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2017. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

541-924-3906