U.S House Republicans on Friday won passage to start the process of dismantling Obamacare, which was a campaign promise of President-elect Donald Trump.
The House of Representatives voted 227-198 to instruct committees to draft legislation by a target date of Jan. 27 that would repeal the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. The Senate approved the same measure early Thursday.
While in the past few years the House had voted more than 60 times to repeal or alter Obamacare, Republicans stood no chance as Obama was President and could veto their bills.
However, times have changed and on Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a scathing statement of Obamacare “we have to step in before things get worse. This is nothing short of a rescue mission,” he said.
Ryan went further adding Obamacare was collapsing and action was urgent, “the deductibles are so high it doesn’t feel like you’ve got insurance in the first place.”
Trump tweeted his approval that Friday morning saying “The ‘Unaffordable’ Care Act will soon be history!”
Obama can only be left in tears – maybe he more tears then he shed at his horrible farewell speech!