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Conservatives debate ACA replacement as plan clears key committee

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An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images

The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act cleared a major hurdle this morning, as the House Budget Committee voted to advance the bill.

Three Republicans voted against the Trump-backed bill, joining all 14 Democrats in the committee. But that wasn’t enough to stop the bill from moving on to the next phase.

Conservatives are not unified their support for the replacement proposal. Noting split, both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have come out and said that they are open to revising the plan to gain wider support.

Guests:

Jen Haberkorn, senior healthcare reporter at POLITICO

Avik Roy, opinion editor at Forbes, and former policy advisor to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney; his piece on the CBO report has been published in Forbes

Doug Badger, senior fellow at the Galen Institute, a nonprofit public policy research organization on healthcare issues; he was a senior White House adviser to President George W. Bush on health-related issues; his piece on the CBO report is published today in the National Review

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