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By BARBARA GILLIAM-RADIO, APMINS reporterWASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has already begun to unravel his predecessor’s signature health care law, but the scandal that has been brewing since his inauguration has already become a potential headache for him.
Trump, a Republican, is the first sitting president to take office without a health care overhaul.
The House passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 235-191 Thursday, but Republicans are not expected to approve it.
Democrats are expected to bring up the measure in a House committee next week, but Trump could block the effort by withholding funds.
The House bill would expand health insurance coverage for millions of Americans, but critics of the law say the law will have to be tweaked to make the subsidies available to those who lack coverage.
Democrats say they will try to win enough votes to pass the measure.
Republicans have promised a replacement will be ready before the end of the year, but there’s no timeline for the White House to submit one.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said she will not support the Senate bill, which she said was rushed.
Pelosi has also said she’s willing to negotiate with Trump, but she’s also vowed to block any attempt to delay or dismantle the health care plan.
Trump says his administration is working to repeal the Affordable Act.
The president’s approval rating is down to 39 percent, according to Gallup.
The latest numbers from Gallup, released Wednesday, show Trump’s approval is even lower than the low point of the past few months, when Trump was still the president-elect.