President Donald Trump says the House of Representatives will soon begin voting on a bill to help millions of Americans afford health insurance.
Trump said Friday that a vote will be held “in the near future.”
The White House had not released a date for the vote, which is expected to come at the end of the month.
The president has repeatedly pushed for legislation that would extend the insurance subsidies and tax credits that many Americans currently receive to help them pay for health insurance while helping reduce health care costs.
But the administration has said it would not vote on legislation that does not also address other problems plaguing the health care system.
Trump has said he would like to see a bill approved by the House and that the Senate is working on a replacement.
“There will be a vote,” Trump said in a Friday press conference.
“I did not want to go forward without the votes.”
The president is currently trying to pass a bill that would replace the ACA with a new health care plan that would provide coverage to a large group of people with preexisting conditions.
The bill, which could also include a delay of some or all of the law’s tax penalties, is expected by lawmakers to be approved by mid-April.
Trump signed the bill into law in March.