Republicans have passed a bill that repeals Obamacare, then replaces it with a bill that looks a lot like Obamacare.
The “American Health Care Act” keeps Obamcare’s government controls on what insurers must offer, keeps expanded Medicaid and creates a new $130 billion health insurance entitlement program.
Every Democrat voted no, as they want government-provided health insurance to be Obama’s legacy, not Trump’s.
Every Republican voted yes, except 20.
(Washington state Republican Dan Newhouse supported the bill, but was not present for the vote, as his wife is seriously ill with cancer.)
The 20 Republicans who voted no are a mix of moderates influenced by Democrat criticism, and strict constitutional conservatives like Thomas Massie.
“As recently as a year ago, Republicans argued that mandates were unconstitutional, bailouts were immoral, and subsidies would bankrupt our country. Today, however, the House voted for a healthcare bill that makes these objectionable measures permanent,” said Massie.
Here are the 20 Republicans who voted no.