Van Hollen: Republicans Still Have No Health Care Replacement Plan

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the Budget Committee, said Sunday that Republicans have till date failed to offer an alternative to ‘Obamacare.’

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Van Hollen discussed the problems in the health care system that the law seeks to address. “Our Republican friends said,” he added, “when they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act … they were going to come up with a proposal to address all these other issues. As we gather here today, they haven’t done that.”

Various Republicans have indicated support for a deregulated market-based insurance system, but the party has not fleshed out a replacement plan.


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