Wis. Republicans hail House GOP passage of health bill, Dems slam proposal

Wisconsin’s House GOP Republicans are hailing the chamber’s passage today of the American Health Care Act, saying it’s an important step toward the GOP promise of replacing Obamacare.
The bill’s passage today — on a 217-213 vote — follows weeks of negotiations after House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled it in March, lacking enough GOP support. An amendment last week revived the bill and brought onboard the conservative Freedom Caucus, and yet another amendment this week wooed some GOP moderates.
All House Democrats voted against the bill, with 20 Republicans joining them. Dems and several Republicans...

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