Republicans Divided Over How to Tackle ObamaCare Dilemma

Republicans are struggling to reach a consensus on how to deal with ObamaCare now that they control both chambers of Congress for the first time since the law was passed.

GOP leaders are under enormous pressure from the grassroots to undo Obama’s signature achievement, but they are also hearing calls to show they can govern in the run-up to 2016, when the party hopes to control the White House as well as the Senate and House.

That sets up a test: how to balance the promise to take down the Affordable Care Act with a pledge to be productive.

“The big elephant in the room is ObamaCare now that we’ve got control,” a Senate GOP aide acknowledged.