January 19, 2011, in one of their very first actions after retaking
majority control of the House of Representatives, Republicans voted
to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a.
Obamacare. The vote was largely symbolic, but for the House GOP,
the repeal vote was the necessary fulfillment of the core campaign
promise that helped sweep them back into power. That promise,
however, was only half fulfilled. Republicans had not merely vowed
to remove Obamacare; they also said they would pass a program of
their own in its stead. Peter Suderman details the party’s struggle
to find such a program.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/10/peter-suderman-on-healthcare-after-obama