After two weeks of President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan doing their best to sell Republicans on their alternative to the Affordable Care Act (Obamcare), the bill was forced to be pulled from the House floor before lawmakers could even place their vote due to lack of support. In response, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quick to give her thoughts.

Clinton speaks

Ever since the day Barack Obama was sworn into office in January 2009, Republicans have made opposing his vision of health care reform their number one goal. Just after a year in the White House, Obama signed his landmark legislation into law, prompting a negative reaction from his Repubican counterparts that would linger through the rest of his time as commander in chief.

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump made it clear that he would work to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as possible if he was elected into office, which, to the surprise of many, ended up happening. However, despite full control of the Congress and the White House, Republicans were unable to get on the same page and put forward a health care replacement that could pass the House of Representatives. After it was announced that Trump had pulled the bill on Friday, Hillary Clinton took to her Twitter account on March 24 to voice her joy.

"Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere," Hillary Clinton wrote.

"Most of all, it's a victory for anyone who believers affordable health care is a human right," she continued.

Hillary Clinton went on to explain that the Republican's failure was because "people in every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard." Clinton went on to admit that "the fight isn't over yet," but that if the American people continue to "push back on future bad ideas and embrace good ones," that the country will be in a much better place moving forward.

Moving forward

While Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are celebrating the Republican's defeat just one day after the seventh anniversary of the signing of Obamacare, Donald Trump and his administration are forced to move on.

Though working on health care again in the future is possible, the president expressed his desire to switch his focus onto tax reform and infrastructure.

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