Good morning health policy world! Here are your morning headlines:
The Associated Press/Washington Post: House GOP Leaders Want ‘Replace’ Bill Ready If Supreme Court Strikes Down Obama’s Health Law
House Republican leaders are drafting a bill to replace President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul if the Supreme Court strikes it down this summer. Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Pitts, chairman of a health care panel, says the GOP leadership wants to seize the opportunity if Obama’s signature legislation is ruled unconstitutional (1/25).
Politico: House GOP To Offer Health Reform ‘Replace’ Plan After SCOTUS Rules
A top House Republican on Wednesday said GOP lawmakers will put forward an alternative to the health care reform law after the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the law. We will be ready to respond to the Supreme Court decision, which is expected in June, with a replacement package,” House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee chairman Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) told a small group of reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday. Pitts said he personally anticipates that the court could strike the mandate but is unlikely to strike the entire law (Haberkorn, 1/25).
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