The Hill by Peter Sullivan
Republicans are quickly pushing ahead with their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
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.
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