House Republicans Delay Vote On Bill To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

If more than 21 Republicans vote against the bill, its passage is in jeopardy.
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House Republicans Delay Vote On Bill To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Thursday afternoon, House Republicans delayed the expected vote on their party's health care bill. 

Leading up to the planned vote, the Trump administration and Republican House leaders were lobbying their fellow lawmakers to support the bill. 

If all the Democrats vote "no" as a group, Republicans can only afford 21 dissenting votes. And with estimates that 20 to 30 Republicans don't support the bill in its current form, its passage is in jeopardy.  

President Donald Trump campaigned with a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And it seems the White House put all its faith in the GOP's American Health Care Act. 

"There's plan A and plan A. We're going to get this done," press secretary Sean Spicer said during the daily briefing on March 22. 

There's no word yet on when the House will reschedule the vote.