April 9 (Bloomberg) — Republicans aligned with the small-government Tea Party movement are pushing House Speaker John Boehner for an Obamacare alternative, risking a split in party unity ahead of the November congressional election.

"We need to have a positive alternative," Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, said today at a Bloomberg Government breakfast in Washington. "If you're not providing a contrast, then the American people are justified in saying: What's your plan?"

Republicans have largely avoided political distractions this year from their focus on criticizing Democrats for President Barack Obama's health-care law, and polls show the party is positioned to pick up seats in the November election.

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