GOP bill would repeal ObamaCare's exchanges if they're late

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"My legislation will ensure that patients are not overburdened and that the administration will keep their commitment to the American people, or we get back to work on a better solution," Roberts said in a statement.

The exchanges are the centerpiece of healthcare reform, offering a venue for the uninsured to purchase coverage using subsidies from the government.

Enrollment is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, with coverage starting Jan. 1 of next year.

Federal health officials say they are on target, and blame Republican opposition to ObamaCare for any delays.

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