Grassley on where things stand with Obamacare

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, a senior member of the Finance Committee, talked to me recently about the wonkier sides of Obamacare repeal and replace.

While there are things Republicans agree on — no mandates, health savings accounts, refundable tax credits — there are also plenty of areas up for debate, such as whether to help pay for a replacement with taxes. Grassley thinks it will need new taxes. He's also not convinced that the GOP needs to have the replacement ready when the law is repealed.

And Grassley predicts the eventual GOP health plan will cover as many people as Obamacare, but won't guarantee it will lower their deductibles. Read on for the highlights.