House conservatives plan Obamacare alternative

House conservatives plan Obamacare alternative

[Ed note: This is going to ruin Greg Sargent’s day.]

With just seven weeks until the implementation of ObamaCare on October 1st, the Republican Study Committee is readying legislation that would repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a new package of health care reforms. The RSC is the GOP’s internal caucus of House conservatives. It plans to unveil its new set of reforms when Congress returns from recess in September.

“Chairman Scalise and the RSC Health Care Working Group are drafting legislation to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a conservative alternative that fixes the problems in our healthcare system without the harmful taxes and mandates in the President’s law,” RSC spokesman Stephen Bell told The Hill. “The timetable for rollout is slated for this fall.”

Details of the RSC proposal haven’t been released, but the organization has generally favored policies that give individual consumers greater latitude over their insurance and health care decisions. News reports on the RSC plan, however, did glimpse one provision that raises possible concerns. The Hill reported.

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