Top GOP Sen. Says Repeal ACA Once Alternatives Are Ready

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 9:57 PM EST) -- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who helms the powerful Senate health committee, vowed on Tuesday to “rescue” faltering Affordable Care Act markets and to fully repeal the law only when “concrete, practical” alternatives are ready.

Alexander, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, delivered remarks on the Senate floor that described a three-step process for repealing and replacing the ACA. His comments represented perhaps the most elaborate vision for ACA repeal from a Republican since the November election, and they came as...
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