Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are preparing to release a health care alternative to Obamacare, a proposal that could get more traction under a Republican-controlled Congress but set up a confrontation with President Barack Obama.
“We want to have every American to be able to buy the kind of health insurance they want at a price that they are willing to buy and from any company in America that will sell it to you,” Rubio said recently during an interview on a Denver radio station. “And you should be able to buy it with either tax credit or pre-tax dollars, just like your employer pays for it if they decide to give it to you. And that’s a lot better than the disaster we have right now.”
Without more detail, it’s difficult to assess the scope and implications of the legislation. Rubio’s office indicated Monday that things were still coming together. (He’s broadly talked about other ideas.)