Murkowski, Young: Repeal, Replace Health Care

The Republican members of Alaska’s congressional delegation are calling for the federal health care law to be repealed and replaced.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says this sets a precedent for government overreach into health care options. Rep. Don Young says it needs to be replaced with a law that increases accessibility to and affordability of health care.

Murkowski expects the issue to be a major one for congressional candidates if portions of the law aren’t repealed by November.

Sen. Mark Begich says the law isn’t perfect, but that status quo wasn’t an option. The Democrat says he looks forward to the state of Alaska moving ahead in implementing the law.