Mulvaney: Trump admin to release ObamaCare replacement plan 'fairly shortly'

The Trump administration will release a health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act “fairly shortly,” acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyWhite House officials work to tamp down controversies after a tumultuous week Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision Mulvaney says he thinks Trump knows people thought Doral decision looked 'lousy' MORE said Sunday.

Administration officials and White House aides, including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, met for a Saturday summit at Camp David to discuss possible proposals, according to CNN.

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“I do think you’ll see a plan here fairly shortly,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” Mulvaney, a former member of the House Freedom Caucus, reportedly pushed the Trump administration to back a lawsuit seeking to overturn the ACA.

"Republicans have better ideas than Democrats. We should not be afraid to talk about that," Mulvaney said. "We want to run on this."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE recently announced he will revisit health care after the 2020 election, insisting the issue is a winning one for Republicans. “You got to confront it. We’ll be the party of health care. Republicans should not run away from health care. You can’t do it. You’re going to get clobbered,” he said last week. “If we stay away from that subject, we’re going to lose. We’re going to lose. We can’t stay away. It’s too important.”

Numerous Republicans have questioned the administration’s decision. Azar and Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFederal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe Mulvaney ties withheld Ukraine aid to political probe sought by Trump MORE reportedly were opposed to backing the lawsuit, and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes MORE (R-Maine) last week called on Barr to defend the health care law in court. Mulvaney has insisted a ruling against the ACA would not result in anyone losing health care coverage.