In the run-up to the 2014 elections, Republicans will present their vision of healthcare reform at an event Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington.
Up to now, Republicans have focused largely on repealing or rolling back Obamacare and have not united behind any alternative legislation. But some Republicans have stepped up their calls for the party to craft its own package to offer voters a choice.
Recently, Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Orrin Hatch of Utah proposed a bill that would retain some of Obamcare's most popular provisions, such as prohibiting caps on lifetime benefits and allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 27. But it would also scrap the individual mandate, weaken the ban on pre-existing condition exclusions and transform Medicaid into something like a state block grant program.