Republicans had seven years to come up with an alternative to Obamacare. Now that they have the keys to the castle, they can’t seem to agree on the best path forward.
The House were supposed to vote today on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), but without enough votes to pass the bill, the vote was postponed until Friday at the earliest.
This evening, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said President Trump is insisting the House vote on the AHCA Friday or he’s moving on:
Trump officials meeting with the House GOP conference said Trump is done negotiating over the legislation, which was set to come up for a vote Thursday but was delayed.
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a former member of the House Freedom Caucus that has been negotiating with Trump, told the GOP conference that Trump wants a vote on Friday during a dramatic closed-door meeting, according to a GOP source in the room.
If the vote fails, Trump will move on to other priorities and ObamaCare will stay as the law of the land, Mulvaney said.
The developments set up a likely vote on the measure Friday afternoon.
We’ve covered today’s health insurance bill fiasco here.
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