The U.S. House Of Representatives has passed a Healthcare Bill, bringing President Trump’s Pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare a stride closer.
The American Health Care Act passed with a vote to spare, after weeks of cajoling within the Republican Party to muster enough support.
Democrats were unanimously opposed and their House Leader Nancy Pelosi called it a “Cowardly Choice”.
President Trump predicted this “Great Plan” would now get Senate backing.
The safe passage through the U.S. Lower Chamber provides the new President with his first Legislative victory, three months into his term.
It marks a remarkable turnaround after the bill was left for dead in March when Republicans were unable to agree on its provisions.
But it was a close-run thing – Republicans needed 216 votes in the house and it passed with 217. No Democrats voted in favour.