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John Boehner: Obamacare Alternative Coming Soon

By    |   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 06:11 PM

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the Republicans will have an Obamacare alternative on the table "soon."

"Committees are continuing to work on that, and I'm sure we're gonna see one soon," Boehner said, Talking Points Memo is reporting.

Several proposals have been offered by Republican lawmakers to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, although they haven't gone anywhere.

Republicans released an outline of a healthcare proposal in February that gets rid of the individual mandate, ends federally run health insurance marketplaces, ends the medical device tax, but would offer tax credits and more flexibility for states and health insurance companies.

The House voted in February to repeal Obamacare, which is the fourth time House Republicans have tried to repeal the healthcare law.

The White House issued a statement prior to the vote in February, saying that it will veto any attempts by Congress to repeal Obamacare.

Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee have co-sponsored a bill in January aimed at ending the individual mandate as Americans face tax penalties for the first time if they did not purchase health insurance in 2014.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz introduced the Obamacare Repeal Act in the Senate earlier this year as well, calling the measure "pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-liberty."

Republican lawmakers have said that they are also working on Obamacare proposals in the event that the Supreme Court rules in favor of King v. Burwell, which would scrap subsidies for those who have purchased health insurance through the federal government.

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