Not very far along, Caitlin Owens reports from Philadelphia, and certainly not far enough for anyone who thought a concrete plan was going to come out of the Republican retreat. It does appear that Republicans want to include expanded health savings accounts in the budget "reconciliation" bill that will be used for repeal. And House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Greg Walden told CNN he'll introduce a bill next week that will "provide and reaffirm" the commitment to keep covering pre-existing conditions.
Beyond that, not so clear. One senator, James Risch, even fudged what the ultimate goal is: "There's definitely going to be changes to Obamacare, very substantial changes and outright repeal, possibly."
Good luck with that: Conservative hardliners will push to repeal as much in the next round as they possibly can. Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, told reporters that in addition to the individual mandate and the employer mandate — which requires most employers to offer coverage — he's pushing for Obamacare's insurance regulations to be repealed in the reconciliation bill as well. Just one problem: Aides who worked on the last reconciliation bill say it can't be done.