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Upton on AHCA: If $8 billion not enough to cover preexisting conditions, “we’ll go back to the well”

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"This is a long way from getting done... can't really predict what the Senate's going to do," Upton said.

In a close vote of 217 to 213, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new health care insurance plan this afternoon.

For weeks, Republicans have struggled to gain enough votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

An amendment that added $8 billion over five years to help offset the costs of covering pre-existing conditions helped garner just enough support among House Republicans to pass the bill.

That amendment was offered by Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.

Upton joined Stateside today to discuss both the plan and the amendment he introduced.

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