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GOP on health care: Repeal quickly, replace slowly

June 18, 2012 • Business


FILE – In this May 17, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio takes questions during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Court ruling, but don’t plan to push replacement measures until after the fall elections or perhaps 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Court ruling, but don’t plan to push replacement measures until after the fall elections or perhaps 2013.

Instead, GOP lawmakers cite recent announcements that some insurance companies will retain a few of the law’s higher-profile provisions as evidence that quick legislative action is not essential. Those are steps that officials say Republicans quietly urged in private conversations with the industry.

Once the Supreme Court issues a ruling, “the goal is to repeal anything that is left standing,” Login to read more

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