WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of the Republican effort to revamp President Barack Obama’s health care law says the message from GOP lawmakers at last week’s private strategy session was for “a very deliberate, thoughtful approach.”READ MORE: 'My Home Is Still Uninhabitable': 10 Months After Winter Storm Some Texans Still Waiting On Insurance Claims
At a closed-door meeting last Thursday in Philadelphia, a secretly made recording revealed several Republicans urging caution about scuttling Obama’s law that has provided coverage to 20 million Americans.
Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. He says lawmakers told leaders: “Let’s not rush. Let’s get it right.”READ MORE: Wife Of Suspected Killer Of Mesquite Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon In Disturbance Preceding Fatal Shooting
President Donald Trump has urged congressional Republicans to move quickly. But Republicans haven’t decided how to replace the law.
Until now, Republicans have talked about finishing initial legislation by early spring.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Omicron Variant Arrives In Texas
One leadership aide says there’s been no change in plans.