John Ingold, Denver Post

Town hall meetings across the country that have showcased national strife over a repeal of the Affordable Care Act have also revealed something else this month: a lack of consensus among Republicans over the timing of replacing the law.

In a meeting with constituents in Douglas County on Tuesday, Colorado Congressman Ken Buck said he believes that fully implementing a replacement could take years after the vote to repeal the law. His fellow Colorado U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, though, told constituents in a video message last week that he would not vote to repeal the law without “a concurrent replacement.”

“Repeal of our existing framework, without a clear picture of what will replace it, is a recipe for disaster for health care in America,” Adela Flores-Brennan, the executive director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel this year.

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