As you know by now, House Republicans narrowly approved their sweeping health care bill aimed at fulfilling a campaign promise to get rid of ObamaCare.
The revised American Health Care Act passed on a 217-213 vote.
“We’re going to get this finished,” President Trump declared in a celebratory Rose Garden event, surrounded by Republican congressional allies shortly after the vote. He vowed premiums and deductibles will be “coming down” and the Affordable Care Act is “essentially dead.”
The passage marked Republicans’ biggest step yet toward replacing the Obama administration’s signature domestic policy law. The bill heads next to the Senate, however, where it faces an uncertain fate.
All Democrats voted against the bill on the House floor and 20 Republicans voted no. Implying the GOP would lose seats in 2018, Democrats sang, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” toward the end of the voting.
But GOP leaders cheered the result.
“Welcome to the beginning of the end of ObamaCare,” Vice President Pence said in the Rose Garden.
The following House Republicans voted against the GOP health care bill that passed the chamber on Thursday:
- Andy Biggs, Arizona
- Mike Coffman, Colorado
- Barbara Comstock, Virginia
- Ryan Costello, Pennsylvania
- Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania
- Dan Donovan, New York
- Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
- Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
- Will Hurd, Texas
- Walter Jones, North Carolina
- David Joyce, Ohio
- John Katko, New York
- Leonard Lance, New Jersey
- Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
- Thomas Massie, Kentucky
- Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania
- Dave Reichert, Washington
- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
- Chris Smith, New Jersey
- Mike Turner, Ohio
Remember these names.