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Jeffrey Young Presents: JUST IN TIME!! (a continuing series)

While some people spend their lives in search of the Holy Grail or the Lost City of Atlantis, Huffington Post healthcare reporter Jeffrey Young has spent the past year and a half on a Lifelong Quest to discover the elusive, mysterious Republican Replacement Plan for the Affordable Care Act.

Along the way, his hunt has actually turned into more of a hobby; while some people collect bugs, stamps or rare coins, Young has developed quite an impressive collection of his own: Breaking News® about the Always Imminent, Always Just Out Of Reach Replacement Plan:

December 16, 2013:

Just in time! MT: @sahilkapur: Link to @reptomprice saying GOP will bring up a health care bill in 2014 http://t.co/HRoccJAK4g

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) December 16, 2013

March 16, 2014:

Just in time! MT: @costareports: scoop: The GOP health-care plan is coming together, leaders have agreed on 3 tenets. http://t.co/o3SqXmEZWR

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) March 16, 2014

June 4, 2014:

Just in ti-- oh, I see. MT: @AP_Politics: House GOP divided over promise to provide 'Obamacare' alternative. http://t.co/8orV49XENj

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) June 4, 2014

September 11, 2014:

Just in time! RT: @sahilkapur: Portman says GOP should offer an Obamacare replacement if they win the Senate. (cc: @jeffyoung)

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) September 11, 2014

January 5, 2014:

Just in time! RT: @politico: Republicans are looking for a way to roll back Obamacare: http://t.co/Cj50nTIF2X

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) January 5, 2015

Don't worry, I haven't spoiled it for you; by my count the JUST IN TIME!! collection includes well over 50 entries so far (perhaps not coincidentally, around the same number of times that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal the ACA to date), including this one from yesterday:

But the House plans would undo the entire Affordable Care Act in 2017, Boustany said. Not coincidentally, that's after the next round of congressional elections, and when the U.S. could have a Republican president. That commander in chief would get to unveil the long-awaited GOP plan to replace Obamacare, a mere seven years after the Affordable Care Act became law and the first promises were made of a replacement plan.

"We're taking care of people who are going to get hurt, initially," Boustany said. "Secondly, we're creating a bridge to help the states deal with the fiasco. And we have a sunset provision for Obamacare so that the American people get to have that say again after the presidential election. You tee it up for the next president."

Anyone want to place bets on how many entries his collection tops out at?