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Republicans ask Dems: Where's your healthcare plan?

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an ad attacking Democrats for being unwilling to work with the GOP to repeal and replace ObamaCare while not offering their own plan

The ad features video footage of Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDem senators demand Trump explain ties to Koch brothers 'Fearless Girl' statue to be moved away from Wall Street bull Sanders, Warren, O’Rourke inspire patriotic small donor waves MORE (Mass.) and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton to fundraise in DC for public charter high school MORE attacking the House and Senate plans to repeal ObamaCare.

It opens with Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' Chuck Todd lashes out at Fox, defends wife in radio interview Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report MORE (I-Vt.) and Democrats admitting that ObamaCare is fraught with problems, as well as footage of Democrats being questioned about their own replacement plan. The lawmakers' answers are not included.

The ad also features footage of former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWith Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker When Barbara Bush praised Bill Clinton, and Clinton praised the man she loved Meet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska MORE calling ObamaCare the "craziest thing" and hitting it for rising premiums and coverage gaps.

"Democrats know ObamaCare is broken," the ad concludes. "We have a plan to fix it."

"Where's their plan?" it asks. 

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RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel in a statement demanded Democrats put aside "political games" and work to fix America's broken healthcare system.

“Everyone agrees Obamacare has been a disaster for the American people," McDaniel wrote.

"While Republicans work to fix our broken healthcare system, Democrats have dug in their heels in the name of partisanship, instead focused on obstruction and resistance," she added. “It’s past time do-nothing Democrats in Washington put aside their political games and work together with Republicans to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to all Americans.”

Several Senate Republicans have criticized their own party for negotiating and writing a healthcare bill largely behind closed doors and without input from Democrats.

“Healthcare is such an important thing. I think we should have debated it in open, in committee hearings, have both sides bring in witnesses,” Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel CIA declassifies memo on nominee's handling of interrogation tapes Overnight Defense: House to begin work on defense policy bill | Panel to vote Monday on Pompeo | Trump to deliver Naval Academy commencement speech | Trump appeals decision blocking suspected combatant's transfer MORE (R-Ky.) said last month.

“I would like a more open process, that's for sure,” said Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenators press administration on mental health parity Overnight Energy: Watchdogs unveil findings on EPA, Interior controversies | GAO says EPA violated law with soundproof booth | IG says Zinke could have avoided charter flight | GOP chair probes Pruitt's four email addresses GOP fractures over push to protect Russia probe MORE (R-Alaska), another key vote on the bill.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerThrowing some cold water on all of the Korean summit optimism House Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds Congress should build on the momentum from spending bill MORE (D-N.Y.) late last month pushed President Trump to meet with Senate Democrats to discuss a bipartisan healthcare deal.

"I repeat the offer I made to President Trump and my Republican friends yesterday: Let's start over. Drop this fundamentally flawed approach ... and we can discuss the problems that our Americans are actually concerned about: the cost, the quality and availability on healthcare," Schumer said from the Senate floor.

Schumer stressed that Democrats were ready to talk about improving healthcare when lawmakers return from the July Fourth holiday recess.