Obamacare Replacement Makes Gains on Capitol Hill

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, March 9, 2017.
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The American Health Care Act got its first boost in the House yesterday after marathon sessions from the House Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee that lasted 18 hours and 27 hours, respectively. Both committees voted in favor of the Obamacare replacement.

But the AHCA has a long way to go before it reaches the House floor, and much less the Senate, where a handful of Republican senators are expressing their reservations with the bill.

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, spoke to a number of lawmakers yesterday and explains how negotiations are going on Capitol Hill.