House conservatives offer plan to replace Obama's health law
WASHINGTON - House conservatives are offering their plan for repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and replacing it with tax breaks and other changes. But they're divided over whether to replace that law's subsidies for lower-earning people should the Supreme Court annul them this month.
The Republican Study Committee, which represents about 170 conservative House GOP lawmakers, released its proposal Thursday. It would void Obama's 2010 law and instead create new tax deductions, let small businesses create pools for buying coverage, make it harder to sue doctors and create a $15 billion fund for federal medical research.
The bill makes no mention of health care subsidies that millions of Americans get under Obama's law.
Republican congressman Bill Flores of California says the group's members are divided over what to do.