On Friday afternoon, House Republicans abandoned a vote on their health care replacement plan, called the American Health Care Act of 2017, after it became apparent that the Republicans did not have the votes they needed to pass the bill. This comes a day after the President threatened to walk away from health care reform if the House did not vote on the matter. Therefore, it appears at this time that Congress and the President will be “moving on” from health care to tackle other items such as tax reform. This means the current effort to repeal is in all likelihood over, at least for now.
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