Jan 10, 2017 - Health

House conservatives get cold feet on Obamacare repeal

The hard-line conservative group wants to put off the vote — technically on the budget resolution beginning the Obamacare repeal process — until there's more information about the replacement, Politico reports.

Why it matters: This is yet another sign the votes might not be there to repeal Obamacare without a replacement. The Freedom Caucus joins a group of GOP senators who also are publicly concerned about leadership's repeal-and-delay plan.

What's next: If Republicans can't pass a repeal bill without a replacement, Obamacare repeal might take a lot longer than everyone thought it would. And getting the Freedom Caucus on the same page on a replacement as moderates like Sens. Susan Collins or John McCain won't be easy.

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