The Billion Dollar Question Splitting The GOP: Should Americans Retain Subsidies For Health Care?
There are the fiscal conservatives -- mostly concentrated in the House -- who say current health care spending is unsustainable. On the other side are those who don't want millions of Americans to lose their health care.
Los Angeles Times:
Republicans Divided Over Whether Millions Of Americans Should Lose Government-Subsidized Health Coverage
As Republicans scramble for a strategy to repeal and replace the healthcare law, they are reckoning with a fundamental question the party has never settled: whether to foot the multi-trillion-dollar bill to ensure millions of Americans retain the coverage they obtained under Obamacare. GOP lawmakers for years ducked that issue as they unified behind cries to roll back the program, but were assured President Obama would block them. Now, the power to actually repeal and replace the law is exposing deep divisions in the party. (Levey, 1/26)