Burr and GOP propose health law alternative

POSTED: 10:19 PM Jan 27 2014   UPDATED: 10:34 PM Jan 27 2014
WASHINGTON, DC -

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is one of three U. S. Senate Republicans proposing an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

The alternative eliminates most government-imposed coverage mandates and offers tax breaks to help those with lower incomes obtain coverage.
   
Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Burr said Monday in a written statement that their goal is to reduce health care costs and increase access to affordable, high quality care.