According to the Hill.com, high level conservatives are pressing Republican leadership to bring an Obamacare “replacement bill” to a vote by the August recess. Conservatives applauded when Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) swore to a vote in January. Ten weeks later, no alternative GOP plan has emerged, not even an outline form of what it might look like.
Avik Roy, a former advisor to Mitt Romney, now a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, believes (according to the Hill.com) its possible Obamacare will be fully repealed. An improved alternative for Republicans is to retain the insurance exchanges but restructure them so they operate in a more market-oriented manner to accommodate individuals on Medicare or Medicaid. It could also possibly make them more fiscally sound.