U.S. Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement

FILE PHOTO - Applications are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Jackson MississippiBy Richard Cowan and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace major portions of the healthcare program will be unveiled after a 10-day U.S. House of Representatives recess that begins on Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. Republicans, who control both House and Senate, have been struggling to come up with a detailed plan for replacing former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy that they have vowed to repeal. "After the House returns following the┬áPresidents Day break, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare," Ryan said at his weekly press conference.

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