CAPITOL HILL — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan briefed President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday on the status of the health replacement bill, only hours before the measure was scheduled to come to a vote in the House of Representatives. This comes amid conjecture the Republicans may not have the necessary votes to pass the bill.
A day after threatening to leave the nation’s health care law intact if congress fails to overhaul it, the president launched an eleventh hour campaign to secure support for the bill, the American Health Care Act.
A panel that sets rules for House floor debate sent the replacement measure to the full House of Representatives Friday for debate before a vote later in the day.
Friday morning, Trump targeted fellow Republicans who remained opposed to the measure that would replace what is commonly known as Obamacare, a key promise during his presidential campaign.
Source: VOA News Online