Healthcare bill to be voted on today

The House is expected to vote today on the controversial Republican healthcare bill after a vote was delayed last night.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Republican plan to replace Obamacare will move forward today. Ryan made the comment yesterday after a closed-door meeting with Republicans.  He did not take questions about whether he has the votes to pass the bill.  During that meeting, the director of the Office of Budget and Management said the President is done negotiating on the bill and wants it put to a vote at all costs.  The bill was supposed to go to a vote yesterday, but it was postponed because House Republicans didn't have the votes needed to pass it.  The measure is opposed by some conservative and moderate Republicans, along with all Democrats.

Up to 45-thousand Alaskans may lose health care coverage if the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passes.  House Republican leaders plan to put the controversial healthcare reform plan up for a vote today.  Governor Walker issued a statement yesterday about the proposal saying many Alaskans would lose their coverage if it passes.  He also believes the plan will require many Alaskans to pay more money for the same quality of service they receive under the current law.

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(24/7 News)

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