There was a planned vote today in the House to repeal/replace Obamacare, but it was postponed because there were not enough Republican Congressmen who would support the bill.
It is a big setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who pushed this bill — and for President Trump, who visited Capitol Hill to try and persuade Republicans to pass the bill.
There were conservative Republicans who felt the proposed bill did not do enough to repeal things from Obamacare. Other Republicans feel that the new proposal will increase healthcare costs for their people, mostly senior citizens.
House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said that President Trump and House Republicans were too eager to pass this bill today — on the 7th anniversary of Obamacare’s passage — that they failed to make sure they had enough agreement within their own party. She called it a “rookie error” by Trump.
But Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell (R, Ky) said there would be an amendment process to allow necessary changes in the bill.