Seven years to the day after then-President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, lawmakers in the House of Representatives prepare to vote on a do-or-die effort to roll it back. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Then-President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. "After almost a century of trying, today after over a year of debate- today after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America," Obama said. President Donald Trump may face his first major legislative hurdle on Thursday: a do-or-die vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama. Trump has been billed by some lawmakers as "the closer" to seal the deal on the replacement healthcare plan in a vote Republican leaders hoped to hold on Thursday, but there were signs late on Wednesday night that the deadline could be pushed back. It was unclear whether Trump had convinced enough Republicans to back the bill. That uncertainty has rattled financial markets. Failure to pass the legislation, called the American Health Care Act, would cast doubt on Trump's ability to deliver other parts of his agenda that need the cooperation of the Republican-controlled Congress, including ambitious plans to overhaul the tax code and invest in infrastructure.