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Thursday, May 4, 2017

How Southwestern Pennsylvanian reps voted for AHCA, the GOP health-care plan

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 5:13 PM

Mike Kelly (left), Tim Murphy (center), and Keith Rothfus (right)
  • Mike Kelly (left), Tim Murphy (center), and Keith Rothfus (right)
In March, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) suffered a pretty humiliating defeat. Even with support from President Donald Trump, Ryan failed to garner enough support to bring his replacement of the Affordable Care Act, called the American Health Care Act, to the House floor for a vote.

At a press conference held shortly after taking the AHCA off the table, Ryan said "Obamacare [ACA] is the law of the land” and will remain so “for the foreseeable future.” But during the last couple weeks, Republicans have been scrambling again, rewriting the AHCA in order to secure the votes necessary to clear the House.

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