Saturday, 25 March 2017

Just like the immigration bill, Trump loses out on Obamacare

Donald Trump suffered yet another defeat as bill seeking to replace major parts of Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare was yanked from the floor of the House.

President Donald Trump and the Republicans have been forced to admit defeat as they could not gain sufficient support from their own side for the plan to overhaul US health insurance of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
The bill seeking to replace major parts of Obamacare was stopped after it became clear that the measure would be defeated, in large part because of opposition from a relative handful of conservative and moderate Republicans, Guardian reports.
Obamacare was signed into law 7 years ago but the Trump's administration moved to change it.
Obamacare was signed into law 7 years ago but the Trump's administration moved to change it.
President Donald Trump said that the overall Republican effort in Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare could be suspended for some time, as his administration pivots.
Trump said: "We were very close, it was a tight margin. We have to let Obamacare go its own way for a little while."
A speaker of the House, Paul Ryan told reporters that: "Obamacare is the law of the land, it's going to remain the law of the land.
"We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."
The failure of Republican leaders to pass their replacement plan, which they have repeatedly vowed to do, came a day after the seventh anniversary of the signing into law of the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is formally known, by President Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, gathered that the U.S. Supreme Court on March 21, put new restrictions on presidential powers. The law successfully limits a president’s authority to staff certain top government posts.
Chief Justice John Roberts said that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a person would not be able to serve as the acting head of a federal agency once the president nominates him or her to permanently serve in the role.

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