With a Republican-controlled House and Senate, the proposal could gain traction.
"We want to have every American to be able to buy the kind of health insurance they want at a price that they are willing to buy, and from any company in America that will sell it to you," Rubio said recently during an interview on a Denver radio station. "And you should be able to buy it with either tax credit or pre-tax dollars, just like your employer pays for it if they decide to give it to you. And that's a lot better than the disaster we have right now."
Without more detail, it's difficult to assess the scope and implications of the legislation. Rubio's office indicated Monday that things were still coming together.
Republicans don't have the ability for a full repeal–lacking the votes to override a presidential veto–but are determined to make changes, and the Rubio-Ryan legislation is likely to be joined by other proposals. President Obama said last week that he's open to hearing ideas but made clear he's not willing to do anything dramatic, such as removing the individual mandate.