Hudson Valley residents split over failure of GOP health bill

The failure of the Republican health care bill was cheered by supporters of the Affordable Care Act and jeered by many who believed a plan to repeal and replace the law had finally arrived.

Rep. Nita Lowey addressed the bill's failure in a statement saying, "It's time for Republicans to stop their misguided efforts to destroy the progress we've made and get to work on commonsense solutions that will help all Americans receive the quality, affordable care they deserve."

President Donald Trump, who promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on the campaign trail, has suggested he would work with Democrats on a health care bill.

"If the Democrats, when [the ACA] explodes, which it will soon...If they got together with us and got a real health care bill, I'd be totally open to it," said the president.

He then doubled-down on his prediction that "Obamacare" will ultimately fail on Twitter: "Obamacare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for the people. Do not worry!"

Glenn Pearce, of Yonkers, says Trump should come across party lines to work with Democrats to create changes. He told News 12 that he's not sure what to expect for the remainder of Trump's presidency.

"Not sure what his agenda is, he's really hard to predict and really hard to read," says Pearce.

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