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Congressional Republicans aren’t sure what President-elect Donald Trump’s “plan” for replacing Obamacare is, but many were perfectly confident that it would fit in neatly with their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which has already been bogged down intra-party disagreements.

Key senators in the repeal effort admitted this week -- after Trump told the Washington Post that he would be unveiling a plan that would bring “insurance for everybody” --- that they had not seen details of the alleged plan. It was also unclear if they knew such a plan existed before Trump’s comments about it. Still, even though they weren’t sure exactly what Trump meant when he said “insurance for everybody," they assumed his interpretation of the ideal Obamacare replacement matched their own: that the goal would be making the cost of insurance cheaper for consumers to expand “access,” rather than universal coverage.

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