Despite action this week to begin repealing the Affordable Care Act, questions remain over whether the Republicans in Congress can both repeal the ACA and replace it with their own alternative by the end of February — without creating a gap in health coverage for Obamacare’s roughly 20 million participants.

“Having plan and executing on the plan are two very different statements. [President-elect Donald Trump] says he wants to have a plan by the end of February and I think the assumption is what the timetable of the rollout will be to get that done,” says Perry Braun, executive director of Benefit Advisors Network.

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