WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to reform America’s healthcare system passed a second congressional panel on Thursday, despite controversy among lawmakers, hospitals and insurers over its unknown costs and the impact on coverage.
The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee approved the proposal to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama‘s “Affordable Care Act” by a 31-23 vote, after debating the bill for more than 24 hours.
The plan had been approved early Thursday by the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.
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