As Senate Republicans push for a vote this week on repealing and replacing Obamacare — or simply repealing it and leaving the replacement part for later — a group of House Democrats has proposed a plan of their own.
The plan is the work of a 10 Democrats who are members of a larger group called the New Democrat Coalition. They did not involve top-ranking House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. And Pelosi has only said that the plan has what she called "some promising ideas."
Georgia Rep. David Scott is a member of the coalition. Although he was not part of the task force that authored the proposal, he fully supports it, and hopes to get moderate House Republicans to sign on, too.
On Morning Edition, Scott spoke with Denis O'Hayer about the proposal and the larger healthcare debate in Congress.