House Passes ObamaCare Expansion Bill


The House on Monday passed a bill to expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the first major expansion since its enactment a decade ago.

The legislation, which passed in a largely party-line vote of 234 to 179. Only one Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota voted against the bill while two Republicans joined the Democrats in supporting the bill — Reps. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. 

The bill would increase the 2010 health law’s subsidies for private health insurance, while reverse Trump administration policies seen as undermining the Affordable Care Act.