The Senate passed a bill Friday that would repeal most of President Donald Trump’s health care overhaul without a single Republican vote.
The Senate voted 55-44 to advance the legislation, which was the second major legislative victory for the president.
It will now head to Trump’s desk for his signature.
The measure was backed by about 50 Republicans, including Sens.
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Lisa Murkowski (R/Alaska), Susan Collins (R.I.), Rob Portman (R.-Ohio), Pat Toomey (R./Penn.), Mike Lee (R.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R.).
But it was opposed by more than 50 Democrats.
Democrats had warned that the legislation would undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans have touted the plan as a way to get the GOP back on track after years of Trumpcare.
It would eliminate some of the biggest costs associated with health care in the country.
It would give states more control over how their Medicaid funds are spent and allow insurers to sell policies across state lines.
And it would allow Americans to keep their existing plans if they qualify for tax credits.
Democrats also pushed to end protections for young people who would be forced to leave their parents’ insurance after the age of 26.
They argued that the bill would force states to drop coverage for young, healthy people, while allowing people to keep the older adults policies.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the bill is about “getting us back to work, bringing Americans together.”
The measure faces an uncertain path in the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has said he would vote for it, but he will need to secure the support of all Republicans to move forward.
Democrats have also vowed to oppose the bill, saying it would make it harder for the middle class to afford health insurance.
They also say it will allow insurance companies to gouge people who cannot afford to pay.
“The American people don’t want this bill,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement.
“We need a full repeal of Obamacare, and we need to do it fast.
The American people are tired of seeing their premiums skyrocket and the amount of people dying on the streets of America every day.
And that is what Republicans have put before us in this legislation.
It is outrageous that the Republican leadership is working to make health care more expensive for millions of Americans and not working to get health care back to working families.
The White House has said that it would fight the bill in the House and in the courts, but the president has signaled he might take a different tack.