Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families

Rep. William “Bill” Huizenga, R-Mich., says House Republicans “know the direction we want to go and sort of the destination” with replacing Obamacare.

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Rep. William “Bill” Huizenga, R-Mich., says House Republicans “know the direction we want to go and sort of the destination” with replacing Obamacare.

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House Republicans are debating a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act that would give consumers tax credits to buy insurance, cut back on Medicaid and allow people to save their own money to pay for health care costs.

The outline plan is likely to take away some of the financial help low-income families get through Obamacare subsidies, and also result in fewer people being covered under the Medicaid health care program for the poor.

“In general this is going to result in fewer people covered nationwide,” says Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president at Avalere, a health care consulting group.

Republican leaders distributed the skeleton proposal at a meeting of the House Republican Conference in

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/16/515622872/republican-health-care-proposal-would-cover-fewer-low-income-families?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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