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  • The American Health Care Act: The Republicans' Bill to Replace Obamacare, Explained Vox by Sarah Kliff— House Republicans released their long-awaited replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act on Monday. The American Health Care Act was developed in conjunction with the White House and Senate Republicans. Two big questions—how many people it will cover and how much it will cost—are still unresolved: It will likely cover fewer people than the Affordable Care Act currently does, but we don't know how many. And the Congressional Budget Office has not yet scored the legislation, so its price tag is unknown.

  • Obamacare 101: What's in the House Republicans' Replacement Plan?  Los Angeles Times by Noam Levey and Kyle Kim— A guide to what's covered under the Affordable Care Act and the proposed Republican healthcare plan—Obamacare is pretty complex. So it shouldn't be a surprise that what the GOP is proposing in its place has a few knotty details. Here's a short guide to what's in the Republican plan and what it could mean for Americans' health coverage.  

  • The Massive Tax Cuts for the Rich Inside the GOP Health Care Plan Washington Post by Max Ehrenfreund— Republicans' new health care bill cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans while cutting federal benefits for the middle and working class. Just two provisions in the Republican plan would allow the richest households to pay an average of nearly $200,000 less under the GOP plan, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. For the lower-middle class, the plan would replace the current system of benefits based on income with a new system based on age. As a result, a young person making less money would get less help to buy insurance than an older person who is making more.

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