BREAKING: House passes bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

The floor of the U.S. House chamber is shown in this video grab as the House of Representatives voted on the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. U.S. House TV/Handout via Reuters
 By Thuothuo Anthony | Boston,MA

The House has narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

The bill narrowly passed 217-213 keeping Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare which he made into an anthem during his campaigning period.

The republicans risked dismantling the Affordable Care Act in what experts call a bid to maintain the house majority in the coming midterm elections. This comes five days after president Trump just passed the 100th day of his presidency; a period he would have wanted to brag of repealing one of the most controversial bills of President Obama’s administration.

All democrats voted against the bill while some republicans voted against.

“Make no mistake – many people will die as a result of this bill,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, said.

Republicans have been promising to repeal and replace Obamacare for seven years but have not been able to come up with a better plan to replace the ACA with, resulting in the massive division in the house.

The new version will be called American Healthcare Act