Friday, March 10, 2017

Policy primer: What's in the GOP’s healthcare plan

The Hill by Peter Sullivan 

Republicans are quickly pushing ahead with their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
The GOP measure, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), has advanced out of two House committees and is on its way to a floor vote in a matter of weeks despite taking fire from conservatives, some centrists, and a range of healthcare groups.

The measure repeals many core aspects of ObamaCare, including the subsidies to help people buy insurance, the extra federal funds for the expansion of Medicaid after 2019, and the law’s taxes and the mandates. In its place would be a new system centered on a new tax credit to help people afford insurance.

Here’s a rundown:
The GOP bill repeals ObamaCare’s subsidies and Medicaid expansion.
The AHCA repeals ObamaCare subsidies that help offset the cost of insurance, as well as the expansion of Medicaid after 2019. In their place, the GOP bill would provide a new tax credit, ranging between $2,000 and $4,000 per individual, increasing with someone’s age and family size.

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