Health – Vote on American Health Care Act Postponed

House Republican leadership announced Thursday, April 20, that there would not be a vote on the American Health Care Act until this week at the earliest. This is a departure from the plan to hold the vote by April 29 in order to demonstrate progress before the conclusion of President Trump’s first 100 days. Because of the continued opposition from grassroots advocates in organizations like The Arc, House leadership remains unable to secure enough votes to pass the bill. Politico reports that there are at least 15 House Republicans “solidly opposed” to the bill and 20 “leaning no” or undecided. Assuming no Democratic support and all Members voting, Republicans can afford to lose only 22 votes. The Arc has released a videowith people with disabilities and their families discussing the importance of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in their lives.

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