House Republicans offer health care plan to replace Obamacare

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., speaks at an event to announce legislation to lower health care costs and protect people with pre-existing medical conditions, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The Democratic action comes after the Trump administration told a federal appeals court that the entire Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” should be struck down as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A couple of years after they tried to repeal Obamacare, House Republicans are announcing a health care plan to replace it.

However, the White House will continue to work on its own proposal as the plan released by the Republican Study Committee lacks the backing of the entire GOP conference.

They said they hope it will help Republicans candidates in the upcoming election answer critics who claim Republicans have no plan.

The plan would create a federally-funded, state-run insurance pools to cover people with high-cost conditions.

It would also combine Obamacare funding with Medicare expansion into block grants to be awarded to states to help low-income Americans pay for health care.

The play would protect pre-existing conditions and boost health savings accounts.

Congressmen Roger Marshall of Kansas and Mike Johnson of Louisiana detailed the plan.

The plan has almost no chance to pass in a chamber controlled by Democrats, reports say.

This story is developing.