Bloomberg: House Republicans To Delay Obamacare Replacement Plan Rollout
House Republicans are delaying by at least a month unveiling their alternative proposal to Obamacare, according to lawmakers and aides involved in the process. The issue is one of “policy, trying to get it all together,” House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said in an interview. Republicans had said they would unveil the outlines of their plan to replace the 2010 health-care law over the two-week congressional break in mid-April at town hall meetings with constituents.
They are seeking to draft what could be several bills to replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Instead, a Republican leadership aide said the rollout will occur possibly in May or June. Republican leaders are set to meet later this week to discuss the rollout, McCarthy and Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. Republicans have held more than 50 votes to repeal, defund or roll back the law since taking majority control of the U.S. House in 2011.
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