GOP huddles on Obamacare replacement
December 14, 2016
House Republicans on a top healthcare committee are huddling this week to plan an Obamacare replacement.
Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has called members of his panel back from a holiday break for a two-day policy retreat, a spokeswoman for the committee said.
On Wednesday, members are considering tax reform ideas and on Thursday they will consider health reform ideas.
Ways and Means is one of three House committees that will help craft an Obamacare repeal bill congressional leaders want to pass early next year.
Republicans plan to delay the law’s repeal by a few years to ease the transition away from the law, but they haven’t come to a consensus on what they would replace it with. President-elect Trump has said he is eager to repeal the law as one of his first acts in the White House.
By Paige Cunningham