House passes GOP health care plan (barely)
The House finally gave President Trump the health care vote he wanted this afternoon, passing its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by the thinnest of margins. It now goes to the Senate, which is likely to rewrite it heavily and go through its own balancing act between moderates and conservatives — if it can pass the bill at all.
The key numbers:
- Yes votes: 217
- No votes: 213
- Number of votes Republicans could lose: 22
- Number they did lose: 20