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Some Republican lawmakers want an ACA alternative

Some federal legislators remain opposed to the Affordable Care Act, and some are pushing for a GOP alternative to the healthcare law to present to the House of Representatives.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the push is being led by conservative Republicans who want GOP leaders, such as Speaker John Boehner, to come up with another healthcare law. The Republic Study Committee, a group made out of members of the House, met with GOP leaders on May 29 in a closed-door meeting about this issue, the Journal reported. 

Politico noted the effort is being led by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who wants an alternative bill to encourage competition in healthcare costs. The news source reported this isn’t the first time Scalise has tried to get a vote scheduled, but he has grown concerned that time is running out for an ACA alterative from the GOP.

“The American people can’t afford to wait any longer for Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Scalise recently said, according to Politico. “The time is now to bring an Obamacare replacement bill to the House floor that lowers costs and puts patients back in charge of their health care decisions.”

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Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization or just providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

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