House GOP Expected to Release Health Care Plan This Week

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Mar 06, 2017 9:10 AM
House GOP Expected to Release Health Care Plan This Week

Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to finally introduce legislation this week to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, according to ABC News.

A meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden was held on Saturday to discuss the bill.

Ryan, who many believe is in charge of the process, assured Americans during an interview on Fox News that all is going well.

"We got a choice to make. Do we want to keep Obamacare, or do we want to repeal and replace Obamacare?" Ryan said.

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky raised concern last week when he tweeted that the Obamacare legislation was being kept under “lock and key” in a “secure location.” 

"This should be an open and transparent process," Paul said. "This is being presented as if it were a national secret, as if this was a plot to invade another country, as if this were national security. That's wrong."

Ryan downplayed Paul's intrigue, calling it a "publicity stunt."

“I like Rand, but I think he’s looking for a publicity stunt here,” Ryan said. “The things he described are just not accurate.”

Republicans only need 51 votes in the Senate to repeal Obamacare.