Members of the U.S. House voted 230-183 Thursday to pass H.R. 986, a bill that could keep the administration of President Donald Trump from implementing new Affordable Care Act (ACA) state waiver program guidelines.
The Democrats who participated voted 226-0 to support the bill.
The Republicans who participated voted 4-183 against H.R. 986. About 2.1% of House Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill.
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H.R. 986 appears to be the first stand-alone health insurance policy bill that has come up for a recorded vote on the House floor since Democrats took control over the House in January.
Republicans control the Senate, with 52 of the 100 Senate seats. In theory, if a bill reaches the Senate floor, the Republicans could lose a vote if three members, or 5.7% of their members, cross party lines to vote with the Democrats.
The Trump administration recently developed rules could might let a state bend Affordable Care Act health insurance benefits and underwriting rules if the proposed changes could help expand the number of people with health coverage.