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WASHINGTON — Republican leaders on Thursday described plans for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law to House GOP lawmakers, promoting a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today’s Medicaid program.

With their drive to reshape the nation’s health care system off to a sputtering start, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other leaders were describing detailed options and gauging the rank-and-file’s receptiveness in a private meeting. Lawmakers also heard from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a former GOP congressman from Georgia.

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