ACA replacement will emerge in 'couple of weeks,' Trump says

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Republican lawmakers will unveil a plan to replace the ACA "in a couple of weeks," according to The Hill.

"We are going to be submitting in a couple of weeks a great healthcare plan that's going to take the place of the disaster known as ObamaCare," President Trump told the crowd at a campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla., according to the report. "It will be repealed and replaced… Just so you understand, our plan will be much better healthcare at a much lower cost," he added. "OK? Nothing to complain about."

While he was campaigning, President Trump vowed to cut down President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law. Upon his election, President Trump said he planned to repeal and replace the ACA right "out of the gate," but in early February he said a replacement plan may not be ready until 2018. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Feb. 7 said replacement legislation will be developed this year, but that it might take longer to implement, according to the report.

On Feb. 16, House Republicans convened to discuss a policy memo that outlines their ACA replacement plan. The brief serves as more of a roadmap than a concrete plan, and does not include information on how an ACA replacement will be passed into law, according to The Washington Post.

Click here to read about four key features of the ACA replacement included in the policy memo.

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