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Kansas Republicans Unsure How To Stop Obamacare

Members of Kansas' all-Republican congressional delegation agreed the coming weeks are critical to the future of the federal health care law, though they are still unsure how to stop it.

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp urged the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association members at their annual conference in Wichita to tell people in Washington how the new health care law affects small businesses.

Senator Pat Roberts says he's gathering support for legislation that would delay the law's implementation; Roberts says it's difficult to take away a subsidy once it's been granted.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins told the crowd that Republicans agree the debt ceiling must be raised for a few more years to balance the budget.

Ultimately, though, she says they want to fix the tax code-- and what they say are driving the country's debt: Medicare and the new health care law.

Enrollment for the health law's new coverage options starts October 1, benefits begin January 1.