Kevin McCarthy

GOP could repeal, before replacing, Obamacare

Congress may vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement, GOP leaders said Tuesday.

The approach could allow congressional Republicans to take swift action on one of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises, while putting off the hard part. And while repealing the law could be done with GOP votes alone, any replacement plan would likely require the cooperation of minority Democrats in the Senate, something that will not be easy to come by.

"Nothing's been decided yet but I would move through and repeal and then go to work on replacing," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters at the Capitol....