A Mississippi Republican congressman Greg Harper believes it is unlikely to fully repeal Obamacare. Harper says the GOP should focus on 'pinpoint' changes.
Speaking at a health care reform summit in Jackson, congressman Harper says fully repealing the healthcare reform law is still a top goal but that it is unrealistic to believe that the law can be totally undone.
Harper says the goal now should be targeted changes to make the law more palatable to conservatives.
"There are ways you can make it less painful on folks. And there are ways we can improve it. There have probably been 55 or 60 bills that we have passed in this session that do ease that burden and we will continue to work along those lines," Harper said.
Harper pointed to improved Health savings accounts and buying insurance across state lines as two possible changes.
The congressman says pressure will be on for Republicans to propose fixes if they re-take control of the U-S Senate following next month's federal election.