House Conservatives Finalizing New O-Care Replacement Plan

The most conservative members of Congress are putting the final touches on a new ObamaCare replacement plan, which they plan to release just before a key Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law.

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), said in an interview that the group will publicly release its latest healthcare alternative plan by mid-May, about one month before the Supreme Court decides whether three-quarters of states can keep their ObamaCare subsidies.

The plan will not specifically say how the GOP should respond to the King v. Burwell case, which threatens to erase healthcare subsidies for 7.5 million people in 34 states.

Republicans in Congress have already pitched a half-dozen plans to eliminate the fallout from the decision, with GOP chairmen working to narrow them down. Leaders of the RSC, the House’s conservative caucus with about 170 members, have not yet weighed in on the plans.