Lawmaker: O-Care replacement isn't dead

A Republican lawmaker is optimistic that the House will consider a conservative alternative to ObamaCare before the end of the year.

Rep. Larry BucshonLarry Dean BucshonCombatting our opioid crisis with comprehensive treatment centers Fix 340B drug discount program to increase patient access to treatment Bailing out the coal industry at the expense of the taxpayer MORE (R-Ind.), a cardio-thoracic surgeon, said that his leadership team is "working through possibilities" to move a cohesive GOP policy alternative to the president's healthcare law.

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Asked if the election of Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Steve Scalise (La.) to the House majority whip will increase the chances that the chamber votes on the RSC-backed "American Health Care Reform Act of 2013," Buschon responded, "That's a possibility."

Buschon, a co-sponsor of the bill, added that the bill "extends insurance across state lines [and] makes headway towards price transparency."

The RSC measure has 130 co-sponsors.