How to sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Feb. 10
The ACA is now a thing of the past.
The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow Americans to buy health insurance through the new federal health care exchange, the HealthCare.gov website.
President Donald Trump had pushed the ACA to be repealed, but the bill now faces the same hurdle that forced his predecessor to repeal the law.
Republicans have said that it would allow people to enroll in the exchanges and make coverage available to them.
The bill is expected to be voted on Thursday, but Trump will have to sign it before it goes into effect.
The House has not passed a repeal bill yet, but a bipartisan group of House members, led by Rep. Tom Reed (D-N.Y.), have introduced legislation that would repeal the ACA.
In the Senate, Democrats have introduced a bill in the Senate health care bill that seeks to repeal and replace the ACA, but has no chance of passing.
Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have been feuding over the ACA’s implementation.
Trump has claimed that the ACA has created more than 1.3 million jobs.
The ACA, Ryan said in January, has increased the GDP of the United States by more than $1 trillion.
But it has also led to higher premiums and deductibles, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The ACA also helped save more than 7 million jobs, according the Congressional Budget Board, and has resulted in the largest drop in health care spending since the Great Depression.
Republicans have blamed the ACA for the high cost of insurance, particularly for young adults.
According to a recent study, the ACA also reduced the number of uninsured people by 25 percent between 2014 and 2020.