House Republicans on Wednesday repealed the whole of President’s Obama’s healthcare reform bill – including its individual insurance mandate – for the second time this Congress, but 28 months after the law was enacted, GOP leaders still haven’t laid out an alternative plan.

Republicans entered the House majority promising to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, but so far they’ve concentrated their efforts on only the first half of that equation. Their reluctance to push specific reform bills has left observers largely in the dark about Republican plans for reining in rising healthcare costs and covering the tens-of-millions of uninsured Americans if their repeal effort ever succeeds.