‘It’s going to be a bad day’ for Trump: ‘The country is going to lose control’
A Republican-controlled House is considering a vote that would strip the U.S. of its veto power to block President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obama-era health care law.
The measure would overturn a 2010 congressional law that gave the president broad authority to dismantle key provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
The provision, known as the “Obamacare Act,” requires Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.
The House Freedom Caucus is a group of hard-line conservatives in the House who say the repeal of the mandate could have a devastating impact on the economy, especially in rural areas, and is an attack on the Republican Party.
The bill, which is expected to pass easily, would give Trump broad power to undo Obama-administered health care, including the Affordable Care for All Act, which has been the subject of fierce opposition by the GOP establishment and some Republicans who say it is an unnecessary burden on Americans.
The Republican-led Senate is also expected to approve the measure.
The White House is expected soon to unveil its own repeal proposal.
The House bill, however, is far from certain to pass.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday that the measure was “too vague.”
Pelosi said she was concerned that it would “allow the President to make arbitrary changes to the law and impose new burdens on Americans.”
Trump has not taken office, and House Democrats are determined to pass their own repeal.
Rep. Jared Polis, D.
Colo., said in a statement Monday that “the Trump administration is using its power to strip Americans of their healthcare and to dismantle protections for people who are struggling under the health care system.”
Democrats have previously said they would not support the bill unless it would also repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, or the Obama-created law known as Obamacare.
Republicans, including Trump, have said that the repeal plan would make the U