House Passes GOP Health Care Bill With 217-213 Vote | NBC News

House Passes GOP Health Care Bill With 217-213 Vote | NBC News


WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR COMING
ON THE AIR. THE HOUSE APPEARS TO BE ON THE
VERGE OF PASSING TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.
WE’RE ON THE VERGE. THEY APPEAR TO HAVE THE NUMBER
NECESSARY FOR PASSAGE IN THE HOUSE, BUT THE NUMBERS YOU’RE
LOOKING AT HERE ARE NOT OFFICIAL.
THIS VOTE CAME AFTER WEEKS OF UNCERTAINTY.
>>THE BILL IS PASSED AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO
RECONSIDER IS LAID UPON THE TABLE.
>>IT IS OFFICIAL. IT PASSES.
THE REPEAL OF OBAMACARE. KEEP IN MINE THIS IS STEP ONE.
IT NOW HAS TO GO TO THE SENATE WHERE IT FACES AN UNCERTAINTY
FUTURE BUT OBVIOUSLY A POINT OF CELEBRATION NOT ONLY FOR
REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE BUT ALSO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO WE
EXPECT TO HEAR FROM A BIT LATER. REPUBLICANS PLANNING A
CELEBRATION OF THIS MOMENT. NBC NEWS WHITE HOUSE
CORRESPONDENT KRISTEN WELKER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR US.
KRISTIN, THE PRESIDENT WAS SUPPOSED TO TRAVEL TO NEW YORK.
HE’S DELAYED THAT TRIP TO LATER IN THE AFTERNOON.
WHAT ARE THE PLANS THERE? >>Reporter: WELL, PRESIDENT
TRUMP TWEETING OUT JUST MOMENTS AGO IF THE BILL PASSES HE WILL
HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE ROSE GARDEN SO WE ANTICIPATE
THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE WHITE HOUSE MOMENTARILY.
THIS IS A BIG POLITICAL VICTORY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, LESTER.
LET’S TAKE YOU BACK OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS.
THERE HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF STARTS AS REPUBLICANS HAVE TRIED
TO GET THIS BILL PASSED. THE PRESIDENT GETTING PERSONALLY
INVOLVED HIMSELF. WORKING THE PHONES.
ARM TWISTING REPUBLICANS. INVITING UNDECIDED LAWMAKERS
HERE TO THE WHITE HOUSE. SO WHAT BROKE WHAT WAS A
GRIDLOCK AMONG HOUSE REPUBLICANS?
IT WAS A COMPROMISED AMENDMENT THAT EFFECT TILL WILL GIVE MORE
MONEY, $8 BILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, TO LOWER THE COST
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.
THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN THAT THE BILL IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM
DIDN’T DO ENOUGH TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THOSE WITH
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. SO THAT REALLY GOT THE BALL OVER
THE FINISH LINE. BUT AS YOU POINT OUT, LESTER,
THIS BILL STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE IT BECOMES
LEGISLATION. IT MOVES INTO THE SENATE WHERE
THERE IS ALREADY STIFF OPPOSITION AMONG SOME OF
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FELLOW REPUBLICANS.
WATCH TO SEE WHAT THOSE MODERATE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO SAY IN THE
SENATE. HOW THEY RESPOND.
THAT’S GOING TO BE CRITICAL. HE CAN ONLY AFFORD TO LOSE TWO
VOTES IN THE SENATE. BUT AGAIN, LESTER, THIS IS AN
IMPORTANT FIRST STEP. REMEMBER, THIS IS THE PRESIDENT
WHO CAMPAIGNED ON REPEALING AND REPLACING OBAMACARE.
REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN VOWING TO DO THIS OVER THE PAST EIGHT
YEARS. THEIR INITIAL ATTEMPTS FAILED
SPECTACULARLY. THIS IS A COMEBACK.
THE QUESTION IS CAN THEY KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING?
>>KRISTIN, ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN WE’RE LOOKING AT
REPUBLICANS WHO ARE LEAVING THE CAPITAL.
I’M HEARING SOME SHOUTING S. THAT COMING FROM YOUR LOCATION
OR THE CAPITAL? >>I BELIEVE THAT SHOUTING IS
COMING FROM THE CAPITAL. THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF
OPPOSITION TO THIS. THE REASON BEING, YOU STILL HAVE
A LOT OF AMERICANS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS.
THIS IS A BILL THAT HASN’T BEEN SCORED YET.
SO WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE
MAY OR MAY NOT LOSE COVERAGE. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH IT’S
GOING TO COST. YOU ARE GOING TO SEE NOT ONLY A
ROBUST DEBATE ON

33 thoughts on “House Passes GOP Health Care Bill With 217-213 Vote | NBC News

  1. Funny, it has to get through the Senate. Now, November 6, 2018 isn't all too far away. Guess quite a few Republican seats will be lost next year.  ROFL

  2. So who will pay the premiums when the ill, crippled, or freshly injured can't afford the cost of medical care? Bet Putbutt is rolling on the floor laughing!

  3. THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP, YOU HAVE NOW ERASED EIGHT YEARS OF OBAMA'S LIES AND CORRUPTION, THE BLACK SLIME HAS BEEN REM0OVED, HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN. LIBERALS WIMPS WILL CRY FOR MONTHS. OBAMA HANG ON TO THAT TURD IN YOU HAND, IT IS YOUR LEGACY.

  4. This could spell doom for next year's elections! So many unanswered questions in this new Health Care Bill and it still has to pass the Senate, settle down GOP, this possible failure could be the best thing to help your cause. The cons are quite overwhelming as well, if premiums don't come down it will be bad. First steps don't cut it.

  5. people PAY ATTENTION THIS IS NOT HOW AMERICAN ACT Y'ALL TALKING ABOUT ALL HAIL. IM JUS TO GOING TO PRAY FOR THIS COUNTRY GOD HELP US

  6. Republicans hate the poor.  They claim to be bible thumpers, but they do everything the opposite of what Jesus preached.  Hypocrites, every one of you sexual deviant fake evangelicals,   I learned two things being around Christians my entire life, when someone says "Hi, I'm a Christian"  hide your kids and hide your wallet

  7. You just voted to give Carte Blanche to the insurance companies to give you a good reaming. Let's see if this will be good enough to see if the insurance companies roll back all those dramatic increases they stuck very one with. How much do you want to bet you will never see that happen? The Republicans just Screwed the Pooch.

  8. Wow NBC, calling this a victory? Seriously, this is people's lives on the line. Call it what it is. Very shameful Republicans, lots of deaths will be on your heads if this passes in Senate.

  9. It is sad to see that Republicans hate poor people. For Republican, healthcare is not a right for everybody, it is a privilege for rich people. A country without healthcare for everyone will be not healthy in the forseeable future !

  10. Five bucks says everyone in this comments section cheering this on has no idea what this really means aside from the fact that something Obama did is going away.

  11. One of the happiest days of my life. I work around 14 hours per day including weekends so it's difficult to schedule appointments with the influx of fat people, drug junkies, and smokers filling up my doctor's office. No problem here affording it since I'm dedicated to my career, but having to wait behind a huge group of people that don't take life seriously has cost me significantly over the last few years healthcare-wise. It's good to see a little meritocracy for once!

  12. no I vote on facts not feelings. and I do not care about them repealing it, But what are they replacing it with. show us the PLAN. show us the plan for trumpcare

  13. Please… people DON'T FORGET! DON'T GET DETRACTED! REMEMBER WHAT THESE so called public servants did today. Compassion went out the window today, these idiots are gutless and heartless and should all be fired.

  14. Is it wrong to hope that every single struggling middle class republican that voted for Trumpleforskin loses their health care? I hope Trump gets rid of social security too. Really stick it to everyone who voted for that down syndrome Orangutan. Just like that wheelchair lady who lost her meals-on-wheels. Sitting there with her Trumpy/Pence hat on. good! You don't need to eat you hand out begging entitlement slacker. Now go die in the street like a proud middle class republican should! Thin the heard.

  15. Americans, u have one of the richest Nations on Earth, look after each other. This what Canadians do, we look after each other with our taxes and medical care combined! No politician would ever screw with it because it would end there career extremely fast! How fast one may ask? So fast their head would spin with disbelief! 🇨🇦😊

  16. 2 things are stupid about this
    1: It passed
    2: It didn't even get a majority, as a majority would be 218.

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