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House to vote on GOP health-care plan Thursday

On Thursday, Congress will vote on the Republicans' plan to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, more than a month after an earlier version of the bill was withdrawn from the House floor because it didn't have enough GOP support.

For the American Health Care Act to pass, it needs 216 votes; 18 Republican lawmakers have announced they oppose the plan, and 24 have declared they are still undecided, but House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday evening "we have enough votes." Some moderate Republicans have said the revised AHCA does not offer enough help for people with pre-existing conditions, and on Wednesday, President Trump signed off on a proposal adding $8 billion to a fund to assist patients with pre-existing conditions, but many experts and doctors say that's not close to being enough money.