Trump, GOP Lawmakers Speak After Health Care Bill Passes House
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican lawmakers held a press conference at the White House on Thursday after a new health care bill narrowly passed the House.
The revised version of the American Health Care Act, which passed on a 217-213 vote, is a major step toward repealing and replacing ObamaCare.
The bill heads next to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain fate.
Trump said the "incredibly well-crafted" bill will result in both premiums and deductibles coming down for the American people.
"We suffered with ObamaCare ... people were suffering so badly with the ravages of ObamaCare," Trump said, adding, "Make no mistake about it, this is a repeal and replace of ObamaCare."
"We are going to get this passed through the Senate," Trump vowed, declaring that ObamaCare is "essentially dead."