Republicans face “disappointment” with healthcare legislation impasse

Republican leaders pulled legislation that would repeal and replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act on March 24. This is a major disappointment for Trump’s administration and its allies, as the replacement of Obamacare was one of his main 2016 election campaign promises.

The legislation was pulled by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives due to a shortage of votes despite the White House having lobbied hard on the issue in Congress.

House Republicans were due to vote on the proposed changes on Thursday evening, March 23. However, a compromise between moderates and conservatives within Republicans could not be reached. Trump then announced the vote on Friday, ultimately failing to gain enough support in the House.