Following repeal, House panels to preview replacement

The GOP leaders of House committees that will propose alternatives to the healthcare reform law will provide a first glimpse into their efforts Thursday afternoon.

The press conference discussing efforts to replace the reform law will include Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (Mich.); Education and Workforce Chairman John Kline (Minn.); Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.); Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith; and Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (Mich.). 

After voting to repeal the reform law Wednesday night, the House will vote on a resolution Thursday morning instructing committees to develop alternatives to the reform law. 

Democrats have criticized the GOP in recent weeks for the new majority's plan to repeal the reform law without replacing its consumer protections.