Congressman Tom Price said Monday he has a plan to replace Obamacare, but that President Obama is willfully ignoring Republican-led plans.
“The American people know that he’s not telling the truth,” the Georgia Republican told “Fox and Friends.”
Mr. Price said his legislation allows people to buy insurance across state lines and lets individuals have the same tax breaks on the purchase of insurance that companies enjoy. It also would also fund coverage for people with pre-existing conditions through federal block grants to states that opt to set up high-risk pools.
Mr. Price said the White House has not responded to his ideas — despite public remarks that suggest the GOP has no alternative to Obamacare — and his legislation is unlikely to gain traction while Democrats control the White House and Senate.
The Affordable Care Act is considered to be Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement. For now, the White House is trying to overcome early stumbling blocks in the implementation of the three-year-old law.