The house of representatives of the United States Congress voted for a resolution which initiates the process of the abolition of Obamacare — the health insurance program developed by the outgoing President Barack Obama. About it reports on Friday, January 13, Reuters.
This decision was supported by 227 congressmen, all Republicans. Opposed by 197 members of the house of representatives.
January 12, a resolution by a majority of votes approved the Senate. The document instructs the relevant committees of both chambers of Congress to develop appropriate amendments to law by January 27. According to the authors of the initiative, the elimination of Obamacare will take several months.
Cancel health insurance program is considered one of the top priorities of the Republican majority in the Senate and elected President of the USA of Donald trump. 11 January, he said that he would submit to lawmakers a plan to replace the existing system, once at the head of the Ministry of health will be approved by his appointee Tom Price.
The project of Obamacare (officially the Affordable Care Act) was enacted in 2010 and have allowed more than 25 million not previously insured persons to provide themselves with medical care. However, for those who do not receive subsidies from the state, the cost of insurance has increased.