Republicans ponder how to replace the Affordable Care Act

Republicans ponder how to replace the Affordable Care Act

For Republicans, the first day of the 115th Congress was a rocky one.

"We don't want anyone who now has insurance to not have insurance", Conway said.

Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "America's News HQ", Sen.

Democrats have accused the GOP lawmakers of tearing apart Obamacare without a firm plan to replace it. These instructions to committees are provided to facilitate immediate action on repeal, with the intent of sending legislation to the new President's desk as soon as possible.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that during his meetings Mr Obama would urge Democrats to "tell the story of their constituents who benefit" from the Affordable Care Act - the formal name for the USA president's signature legislation.

The Republicans have already voted by 51 to 48 to take up a budget resolution that would repeal major parts of the law and thereby starve the programme of funding.

The president's effort to rally Democrats was matched by Vice President-elect Mike Pence who met with Republicans and held a press conference with GOP leadership during Obama's hour-long meeting with Democrats.

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"In terms of what we can do here most immediately, Obamacare is at the top of this list", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor before the vote.

"They don't have a replacement plan", said Nancy Pelosi, the leader of House Democrats.

Since some features of Obamacare have proven popular, Republicans are likely to retain those aspects of the law.

U.S. Senator Shelley Capito voted more than 40 times while a member of the U.S. House to repeal Obamacare and plans to do it again.

The Indiana governor, who was a congressman in 2010 when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, said Obama's promises about the health care legislation turned out to be false. "They can repeal but they have nothing to put in its place".

Under "dynamic scoring", a method of analysis that takes into account the economic effects of repeal, the cost of repeal would be calculated at a lower figure: $150 billion over 10 years, according to the group.

While talking about ACA governor Dayton provoke congress to improve it's work while doing it he didn't try to repeal the law, he was just reminding Congress to work better for people.