Boehner: GOP will have ObamaCare alternative this year

Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRepublican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare The disorderly order of presidential succession MORE (R-Ohio) is pushing back against new criticism that the Republican Party lacks a plan to replace ObamaCare, even as it renews its effort to repeal the law.

“There will be an alternative, and you will get to see it,” BoehnerJohn BoehnerRepublican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare The disorderly order of presidential succession MORE told Fox News's Bret Baier in an interview that aired Wednesday night.

Leaders of the three House committees that oversee healthcare policy are currently “working together to craft, what we believe, what would be a better approach with regard to healthcare for the American people,” Boehner said on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

The three-term Speaker also defended his party’s decision to hold another ObamaCare repeal vote next week.

“There are 47 new members of Congress who have never had the chance to cast their vote to repeal ObamaCare,” he said, though he did not directly acknowledge that the bill’s fate is doomed, while President Obama continues to wield a veto pen.

The bill, which would task House committees with writing legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, would be the party’s first repeal vote of the new Congress. The House has already taken more than 50 repeal votes since the law’s passage in 2010.

GOP leaders have long been accused of lacking a comprehensive replacement plan for the healthcare law.

That criticism intensified after the Supreme Court decided to take up a high-stakes case called King v. Burwell, which could nix healthcare subsidies for millions of people.