BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s majority-Republican congressional delegation hasn’t exactly embraced the GOP proposal to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, with most members instead offering a cautious, noncommittal response.
Only Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-ranking House Republican and a member of the leadership team pushing the replacement plan, has given a full-throated endorsement to the legislation. He described it Wednesday as a plan to “put patients back in charge of their health care decisions.”
Other Louisiana Republicans in Congress are more reticent, saying they’re studying the bill.
Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Republican doctor who represents northeast and central Louisiana, said Congress is