House committee approves bill to repeal 'Obamacare'

A House of Representatives committee has approved the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.



It happened early Thursday morning after 18 hours of debate. However, this is just the first step.



The bill still needs to pass through several other House committees before it reaches the full floor for a vote.



House Speaker Paul Ryan says it's their duty to create an alternative to "Obamacare."



"This is an all hands on deck because you know what? We all ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare."



The measure would get rid of tax penalties for people who don't buy health insurance. It would also end income-based credits the government gives people to buy coverage, and credit mostly based on age.



 


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