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Still no comprehensive Obamacare alternative from House GOP, five years on

Still no comprehensive Obamacare alternative from House GOP, five years on

More than five years after taking the majority on a promise to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, House Republicans have elected again not to advance a comprehensive alternative. 

Instead, lawmakers are putting forward a general outline Wednesday that combines a series of familiar conservative healthcare ideas, including overhauling the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs and eliminating federal regulations that require insurance plans to cover a basic set of benefits.

The 37-page plan, promised since Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) became House speaker last year, was originally billed as part of a comprehensive...

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