A look at the House Republican health care bill

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The controversial new health care bill passed by House Republicans Thursday could send veterans from private insurance plans into the Veterans Affairs medical system, the department's secretary said.

(Mic) - The House may have passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday, kicking the Republican plan to the Senate.

In fact, it happened to numerous Democrats who voted in favor of Obamacare. What did they do to get it through the House, after the bill seemed dead?

Gone also is the all-important individual mandate to buy health insurance - a critical provision to create a large enough pool of healthy people to keep overall prices affordable.

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The Democratic governor of Virginia tore into Republicans Friday for "celebrating" the passage of a health care bill, saying sick Americans will die if it becomes law. It allows states to waive some protections for those with pre-existing conditions, while letting insurers charge higher rates to older consumers and levy a 30% surcharge on the premiums of those who let their coverage lapse.

In a March radio interview, Toomey said he was "disappointed" that the first plan didn't make it to the House floor but believed that the decision was merely a "setback". A big one is Medicaid, rolling back the expansion and cutting federal spending by $880 billion over the next decade.

But several Republican congressman who voted for their measure admitted they did not even read it.

An early estimate by nonpartisan congressional researchers of the impact of the Republican rollback bill, known as the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, said it would leave 24 million more Americans without insurance coverage by 2026.

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"Thank you Mr Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go". They've already put together a group to work on making revisions and say they're determined to get it done right, not quickly.

As Mr Trump stood flanked by his party's congressmen in the White House Rose Garden, Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, was across town warning Republicans they would end up ruing their votes.

Millions are concerned about the future of their health care as a new bill heads to the Senate.

Influential South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said: "Like y'all, I'm still waiting to see if it's a boy or a girl". This is the most important feature of the bill for the Senate to fix.

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Obamacare did not lower health care costs, according to Cooper, and he doesn't think the newly passed bill will lower costs either.

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