The US House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, handing President Donald Trump a partial victory as the healthcare legislation now heads to the Senate.
Residents of Beattyville, Kentucky voted for Donald Trump to become US president because of promises he made to bring back jobs. Another campaign promise - repealing Obamacare - could add to their pain.
The White House played down suggestions that the vote was delayed due to lack of support saying it would take place on Friday and would pass.
Opposition Democrats have warned against repealing the former president's healthcare plan, saying it will leave tens of millions of Americans without access to affordable medical care.
At least 24 million Americans are expected to lose their health insurance if Obamacare is replaced with the Republican-backed American Health Care Act. The poor, the sick and the elderly are expected to suffer the most.
Trump administration yet to endorse the Republican legislation. Former US president Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act enables about 20 million previously uninsured people to get medical coverage.
Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus called for Republican unity ahead of the US president's appearance at the conservative conference.
One of the biggest objectives of the new Republican administration is to repeal the outgoing president's signature healthcare programme.
As inauguration day approaches, people who live on the streets of the nation's capital wait, watch and worry about the risk of social and healthcare cuts.
Ending the Obama administration's healthcare reform has been a top priority for US President-elect Donald Trump.
President Barack Obama has been meeting with Democratic party lawmakers in a bid to stop Republicans from dismantling the program.
As the Republican president-elect softens his stance on the Affordable Care Act, his supporters are vigilantly waiting for Trump to proceed with his promises, some threatening to withdraw support if he decides to run again in four years.
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