Post-election messaging has had U.S. congressional Republicans stating that they will try to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law next year.  On Thursday last week, however, their leader in the Senate admitted the group may have to settle for far more conservative outcomes.

Two days after Republicans scored big victories in congressional elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated emphatically that there was no room for compromise in the Republican’s bid to test Obama’s landmark law. “We can and should propose and vote on straight repeal repeatedly” of the healthcare law, he said.

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