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Trump: Healthcare plan coming in March

Trump: Healthcare plan coming in March

President Trump said Wednesday that he expects a healthcare plan to come forward as soon as next month. 

“Maybe mid to early March we’ll be submitting something that I think people will be very impressed by,” Trump told reporters, according to a pool report. 

It remains unclear whether Trump is referring to a plan that the White House would release on its own, which could throw off congressional efforts, or simply a joint plan with lawmakers introduced in Congress. 

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Trump’s timeline, though, matches up with the one put forward by Republican leaders in Congress. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanZaid Jilani: Paul Ryan worried about culture war distracting from issues 'that really concern him' The Memo: Marjorie Taylor Greene exposes GOP establishment's lack of power The Hill's 12:30 Report - Senators back in session after late-night hold-up MORE (R-Wis.) said recently that an ObamaCare repeal and replace bill would be introduced after this week’s break. 

House committees are looking to mark up legislation in early March. 

Pressed by The Associated Press on Monday on whether the ObamaCare replacement plan would come from the White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus said, “We don’t work in a vacuum.”

Furthermore, Republican senators who hosted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price earlier this month said his message was that the administration wants to work with lawmakers on the replacement plan.

The details of the Republican replacement plan remain unclear. House Republicans last week circulated an outline, though, with elements like a tax credit to help people afford coverage.