Stop the presses! The Republicans are going to unveil their replacement plan for Obamacare — sometime next year. Oh, and it will be created by committee.

That's the latest word from the replacement czar, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). He and fellow GOPers have been promising that, come the day they abolish the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, they will have a new and way better plan ready to go.

But that plan just never seems to materialize. Asked again about it recently, Ryan said for sure one will be hammered together by some time in 2016 — once a bunch of committees have had time to ponder the better mouse trap and contribute their wisdom to the plan.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.