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Caitlin Owens Jan 17, 2017
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Key House Republican won't guarantee same level of coverage as Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Greg Walden. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

Republicans will have an Obamacare replacement plan, but it may or may not cover as many people as Obamacare, according to Rep. Greg Walden, the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Walden will be at the forefront of the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. In a recent interview, he didn't offer many specifics about a replacement plan, saying only there will be one and it might come before President Trump's does. And he said there are actions the Trump administration can take on its own, but the committee isn't necessarily going to wait on a health care plan from the administration before starting its own work.

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