THE PROCESS

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse: Repeal Obamacare First if No Agreement on New Plan

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse on Sunday floated the idea of repealing Obamacare and replacing it at a later date—but only if Republicans can’t agree on a combined plan to repeal and replace the Obama-era law. “If Leader [Mitch] McConnell can get us across the finish line in a combined repeal and replace, I’d like to see that happen,” Sasse said on CNN's State of the Union, adding he doesn’t “want to see anybody thrown off the coverage they have now.” Trump himself has floated the idea, but Senate Republicans say they are focused on reaching an agreement on a combined repeal-and-replace bill. McConnell has said he hopes to vote on new legislation when Congress returns from its week-long July 4 recess.