First major legislative effort by President Donald Trump since he took to the office is struggling with its fate. The American Healthcare act is going to in the House of Representatives as scheduled on Thursday. It will be interesting to see if the bill will manage to receive 215 votes or not.
But is clear from the last meeting on 6 March, when the bill was first presented to public, that by no means the bill could achieve the required number. People from both sides of the political spectrum was dissatisfied. Many republicans think it doesn’t go far enough because in erasing all traces of Obamacare.
For many years now, the American healthcare system has been flawed. As our chart illustrates, U.S. health spending per capita (including public and private spending) is higher than it is anywhere else in the world, and yet, the country lags behind other nations in several aspects such as life expectancy and health insurance coverage.