Jim Jordan

Freedom Caucus conservatives begin uphill fight for fresh health care repeal vote

Freedom Caucus conservatives begin uphill fight for fresh health care repeal vote

Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what's been a fractious week for the GOP.

The effort by the House Freedom Caucus seemed to have no chance of passing Congress. The GOP-led Senate turned down a similar repeal-only bill last month, and top House Republicans have little interest in refighting a health care battle they were relieved to put aside after their chamber approved legislation in May.

With the party's repeal effort collapsing last month in the Senate, the conservatives' push gives...