Trump said to back health repeal, replace combo

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump said to back health repeal, replace combo

Republican Sen. Rand Paul says President-elect Donald Trump ``fully supports'' repealing President Barack Obama's health law only when there's a viable alternative to replace it.

Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled Congress are moving toward a vote on repeal legislation in coming weeks. But they anticipate a transition period of months or years to a replacement.

Some Republicans are expressing reservations about scrapping the law without a near-term replacement.

Paul _ a Kentucky lawmaker who sought his party's 2016 presidential nomination _ says in a tweet late Friday that he spoke with Trump, and that the president-elect ``fully supports my plan to replace Obamacare the same day we repeal it. The time to act is now.''

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