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Gop Health Plan Could Be Road To Nowhere

March 19, 2014

From left: Kevin McCarthy, John Boehner and Eric Cantor are pictured. | Getty | Getty Close By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN | 3/18/14 6:00 PM EDT Updated: 3/19/14 12:53 PM EDT Heres the dirty secret about the House Republicans efforts to replace Obamacare: They havent even decided if they will hold a vote. Not to mention, the House GOP would still have to repeal Obamacare in order to implement whatever alternative health care plan they release, which isnt going to happen as long as President Barack Obama is sitting in the Oval Office. + reset In the next few weeks and months, the House Republican Conference with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) playing the key role will spend lots of time talking about crafting its own health care plan, one that would be positioned as an alternative to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. ( Also on POLITICO: Obamacare meets March Madness ) But with a Republican alternative to Obamacare come serious practical and political problems that could prevent the legislation from even getting to the House floor. A critical midterm election is just a few months away. Public opinion is firmly against Obamas health care law, and releasing specific bills could take the focus off the Democrats squirming.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/gop-health-plan-could-be-road-to-nowhere-104783.html

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