These congressional Republicans took a stand against their colleagues’ Obamacare replacement with their own plan

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., second from left, speaks about health care during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He is joined by, from left, Rep Mark Sanford, R-S.C., Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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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.

RELATED: Republicans now want to keep what they used to call the worst part of Obamacare

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:

RELATED: Here’s how prominent conservative groups reacted to House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan

The full press conference can be viewed below:

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