House GOP Backs Off Obamacare Plan

Well, now what?


House Republican leaders struggled late Tuesday morning to forge a new proposal to reopen the government and change the president's health care law, after a plan presented behind closed doors to the Republican rank and file failed to immediately attract enough support to pass.

About two hours after the plan was presented Tuesday morning, Republican leaders backed off it. Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters that there were "no decisions about what exactly we will do."

"We're trying to find a way forward in a bipartisan way that would continue to provide fairness to the American people under Obamacare," Mr. Boehner said, but he also acknowledged that "there are a lot of opinions" among his fractious members.