Despite repeated assurances from Republicans that their first order of business under a Trump administration would be the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, here it is halfway through February and there hasn't been much progress on that front.

Partly that's due to President Trump's insistence that repeal and replacement of the ACA with something "much better" happen pretty much simultaneously, but other reasons delaying specific actions toward repeal include the Republicans' lack of a replacement plan and substantial outcries against repeal — or at least against repeal of specific provisions of the ACA, such as prevention of denial of coverage due to preexisting conditions and allowing children up to 26 years old to stay on their parents' plans.

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