Speaker Ryan downplays divisions over Obamacare replacement

Facing growing Republican opposition, House Speaker Paul Ryan is insisting that the White House and Congress are working together on a plan to repeal and replace the health care law that will eventually attract unified support.The Wisconsin Republican told...

Speaker Ryan downplays divisions over Obamacare replacement

Facing growing Republican opposition, House Speaker Paul Ryan is insisting that the White House and Congress are working together on a plan to repeal and replace the health care law that will eventually attract unified support.

The Wisconsin Republican told reporters on Tuesday that there "aren't rival plans." But he acknowledged the divisions, saying there will be "churning" in any legislative process.

Earlier in the day, three Senate Republicans — Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz — dismissed the emerging House plan as "Obamacare lite" and said they would oppose it.

Several House conservatives also have said they can't support the plan being crafted by GOP leadership.

Their announcement comes as the two leading conservative coalitions in the House have also come out against the plans.

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The opposition from conservatives greatly complicates leadership plans to pass legislation in the House before the Easter holiday that would repeal former President Barack Obama's health law and replace it with a different system built around tax credits, expanded health savings accounts, and high-risk pools.

Ryan promised that eventually Republicans would be unified.

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