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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will vote on a controversial Republican bill on Thursday that would replace or replace the health care program of Barack Obama, known as the Obama Care health care program, US media reported.
"We will vote yes, and we will pass this law," NBC News quoted Kevin McCarthy, the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, as saying.
House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed several days ago that "the vote will not be held without the winning votes at hand."
The expected vote comes one day after the approval of two prominent Republicans, Billie Long and Fred Upton, to turn their votes from "no" on the bill to "yes".
The US Health Care Act is intended to replace the Obama-era law known as the Obama Care program.
The Obama Care Act, which Trump does not support, has allowed millions of Americans access to affordable health care.
Many Republicans, who argue that Obama Care is damaging to the US economy, see the new law as very different from the previous one, demanding that it be amended before it is put to a vote.