House conservatives offered their plan Thursday for repealing President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul and replacing it with tax breaks and other changes.
But they're divided over whether to replace Obamacare's subsidies for lower-earning people should the Supreme Court annul them this month, underscoring potential problems ahead for the GOP.
The Republican Study Committee, which represents about 170 conservative GOP House members, would void Obama's 2010 law and create new tax deductions, let small businesses create pools for buying coverage, make it harder to sue doctors and create a $15 billion fund for federal medical research.
The bill makes no mention of healthcare subsidies that millions of Americans get under Obama's law.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a case brought by conservatives asserting that subsidies the administration is paying to millions of people in more than 30 states are illegal. They say the law limited the aid to people in states that create their own insurance marketplaces, not those that use the federal government's HealthCare.gov website.
GOP congressional leaders have been working behind the scenes to craft legislation that would temporarily replace those subsidies should the court strike them down, while curbing some of the statute's coverage requirements. They have yet to find unity behind such a plan, which they say they will unveil after the court issues its decision.
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