In-Depth: Governor Raimondo on health care bill, car tax

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Republicans are celebrating after a new health care bill passed the U.S. House on Thursday.

The bill would repeal key parts of former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, including fines on people who don’t purchase policies.

Not one Democrat voted in favor of the proposal. Similarly, when Obama’s law passed, not one Republican supported it.

Meanwhile in Rhode Island, two of the biggest budget issues are Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s free tuition plan and the car tax.

Raimondo was live in studio on Eyewitness News at 8:30 a.m. to discuss how the health care bill could affect Rhode Island residents, the car tax, and her tuition plan.

Eyewitness News from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays — the ONLY local newscasts on during this important time period.