House Republicans released the American Health Care Act, the replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), this week.
“This is the Obamacare replacement plan that everyone has been asking for,” assured White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a Tuesday press conference.
But the very public opposition to the bill from many prominent conservative groups earlier in the day suggested otherwise
A press conference from members of the House Freedom Caucus and conservative and libertarian-leaning Senators shortly after Spicer’s comments also spoke volumes about Republican division over the replacement plan.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), House Freedom Caucus chair, said that the American people would be looking for a plan that actually lowers health care costs and premiums.
A new replacement plan was announced at the press conference:
Other speakers called accountability from Republican leadership as the Republican opposition to the bill was quite vocal:
The full press conference can be viewed below: