Republicans have been trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, almost since the day it was signed into law. The first repeal vote of dozens was more than six years ago.
But now with control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans can finally make good on their promise to "repeal and replace." Or "repair."
WNYC Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joined us to help sort out the multitude of proposals that have sprouted since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president three weeks ago. Among them are bills named "The Patient Freedom Act" and "The World's Greatest Healthcare Plan."
Meanwhile, the Senate still has to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as Secretary of Health and Human Services. He proposed a bill of his own last year. It's called the Empowering Patients First Act."