US House Approves Obamacare Repeal
Third time’s the charm. After twice collapsing from lack of support, a revised AHCA has been passed by the House of Representatives. The updated bill, which overhauls the current subsidy-based system, removes protections for those with pre-existing conditions but promises $8 billion to help cover those costs. The bill passed by a narrow margin of 217-213, marking President Donald Trump’s first major legislative victory — however, the bill still needs to face the Senate, where it’s likely to undergo amendments as many senators have expressed concerns that it’s too harsh in its current iteration.