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GOP official refers to leaked ACA alternative as invalid: 4 notes

Following news that Politico obtained a draft of Republican's potential ACA replacement, Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) told reporters the plan is not valid, according to The Hill.

Here are four notes:

1. Rep. Scalise told reporters the document was "no longer even a viable draft that  we're working off of."

2. On Feb. 27, 2017, Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said he could not vote on the draft or ask his members to support it because the proposal had a provision including refundable tax credits.

3. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) opposed the document, leading Rep. Scalise to say the leaked document did not accurately depict where Republicans are regarding their proposed ACA alternative.

Rep. Scalise told reporters, "What [Walker] said was, of the draft he saw — which is no longer even a viable draft that we're working off of — that he had issues with components of that draft. ... He's working with us and we're in direct conversations with the chairman of the RSC as well as others about the best way to build a consensus to pass a bill to gut ObamaCare."

4. Republican officials have squabbled over the best court of action regarding the ACA. While some have supported completely repealing the health law, others advocated for amending certain provisions. At a press conference, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the party will reach a consensus once they finalize a healthcare plan. Speaker Ryan also said their plan closely resembles HHS Secretary Tom Price's, MD, 2015 healthcare proposal.

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