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Democrats to offer Obamacare bill similar to White House changes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday will offer a bill to improve "Obamacare" health reforms that is similar to the administrative changes announced by President Barack Obama, Democratic Congressman Peter Welch said.

Obama announced that he would allow insurers to extend for one year policies that have been canceled, even if they do not comply with the health care law. Welch, who is from Vermont, said that the measure would be submitted as a substitute for a Republican bill that would allow an indefinite extension of these plans, which would reverse a key provision of the law.

(Reporting by David Lawder; editing by Jackie Frank)

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