McConnell says he'll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

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GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law.

But he's also acknowledging a Plan B, too.

The Kentucky Republican said Thursday that if Republicans can't agree to a replacement bill, "then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur."

It's one of McConnell's most explicit concessions that a top priority for President Donald Trump and the entire GOP, erasing much of Obama's landmark 2010 statute, might fall short.

He provided no details during remarks at a Rotary Club lunch in a deep-red rural area of southern Kentucky. But other Republicans have said they want to continue some federal payments to insurers.

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