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Lawmakers form panel to prep for healthcare law changes

November 18, 2016 GMT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state lawmakers are forming a new panel to monitor changes in federal health care policy under President-elect Donald Trump.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (goo.gl/mkHvum) reports that House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Emmett W. Hanger Jr. are creating the panel to help lawmakers prepare for the changes to, or the repeal of, the Affordable Care Act.

Trump and the Republican-led Congress are pledging to repeal and replace federal health care law, though Trump has indicated that he wants to keep some parts of the law.

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