The Roe measure, strongly backed by RSC Chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with an expansion of health savings accounts, medical liability reform and the elimination of restrictions on purchasing insurance across state lines.
But time is of the essence.
Since the House GOP leadership’s announcement of their intention to offer a replacement bill at the start of the year, Republican lawmakers have seen little evidence that it will happen before Congress breaks for the August recess. Proponents of the Roe bill note they could tout the bill this summer with their constituents.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has vowed to pass a replacement bill in 2014.