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House Republicans unveil new proposals to repeal, replace Pres. Obama’s health care law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law.

The plan released Wednesday, June 22nd is part of Speaker Paul Ryan's so-called Better Way agenda meant to show how the GOP would govern with a Republican in the White House.

"A real plan in black and white right here. We are officially putting it on the table. The way I see it, if we don't like the direction our country is going, and we don't, then we have an obligation, a duty to offer an alternative. It is our duty to offer a better way and that's what this is," Ryan said.

It relies on individual tax credits to allow people to buy coverage from private insurers, and includes other largely familiar GOP ideas such as medical liability reform and expanding access to health savings accounts.

But the 37-page white paper falls short of a full-scale replacement proposal for "Obamacare" and leaves key questions unanswered.

Republicans say it's meant as an overall roadmap and that specific legislative details would be answered as bills are written next year.

3 comments

  • Jim

    Where the hell where they 8 years ago!!!! Now that they are worried about losing there seats in Congress they think it’s time now!!!!!!!

    • polymorph

      3 proposals sat on reids desk for months while the unACA was being pushed thru, illegally by the way, he never looked at them.

  • polymorph

    First thing is to eliminate is the extortion charge. The unACA forces you to buy protection. I guess it’s okay for the demoncrats to do it.

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