"Instead of stopping Trump's health care sabotage, Republicans vote to stand on his side."
"On Thursday night, Republicans had the chance to show they would fight for Americans with preexisting conditions but sided with Trump's anti-health care agenda instead."
"Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) offered an amendment to a spending bill to prohibit any funding for litigation to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The amendment passed by a 238-194 vote, with Democrats unifying behind it but joined by only four Republicans."
"The rest of the GOP refused to stand up for the 134 million Americans who have preexisting conditions."
"The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would block the Trump administration from granting states the leeway to skirt Obamacare rules —- a measure designed to ensure that patients with pre-existing conditions continue to receive affordable robust coverage — in a 236 to 183 vote. The bill is not expected to pass the GOP-controlled Senate, but even if it does, the president has threatened to veto the measure."
"Every House Democrat and four Republicans voted in favor of the bill, H.R. 986, known as the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019. Meanwhile, 183 Republicans voted against it — including members who vowed in 2018 that they would protect people with pre-existing conditions."