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House Republicans lay out health care plan

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes questions from reporters during a news conference following a Republican conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC / Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images

Proposal offers policy specifics but shows party has yet to bridge divisions over many of its components

By Michelle Hackman, Kristina Peterson and Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal

ouse Republican leaders sketched out a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, offering a set of policy specifics but showing they have yet to bridge significant GOP divisions over many of its components. The proposal, whose backers include House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), came as President Donald Trump promised to deliver an initial repeal and replacement plan in March.

The plan from House GOP leaders would achieve a central goal of Republicans of overhauling Medicaid in a way that reduces its funding. It would also strike down pillars of the health care law, such as the requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance.

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