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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Republican healthcare bill
AKA the American Health Care Act (AHCA). See this article for the details. Just the bullet points follow:
Some of Obamacare’s signature features are gone immediately, such as the tax on people who don’t purchase health care.
The plan maintains the Medicaid expansion — for now. AHCA would end Medicaid expansion in 2020
The replacement plan benefits people who are healthy and high-income, and disadvantages those who are sicker and lower-income.
The AHCA would let insurers charge older enrollees more.
The AHCA bans discrimination against those with
preexisting conditions — but charges more to people who have a break in
The AHCA provides tax credits for the individual market that would benefit high-income Americans
AHCA kills a new tax on employer-sponsored coverage — but keeps Obamacare taxes around for a year