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HR 1628 AHCA
Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement bill shrinks subsidies, Medicaid – Medi-Cal expansion. The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work currently under IRS Section 106.
The legislation would take down the foundation of Obamacare, including the unpopular individual mandate, subsidies based on people’s income, and all of the law’s taxes. It would significantly roll back Medicaid spending and give states money to create high risk pools for some people with pre-existing conditions.
Some elements would be effective right away; others not until 2020.
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work — an idea that is similar to the Obamacare “Cadillac tax” that Republicans have fought to repeal.
In place of the Obamacare subsidies, the House bill starting in 2020 would give tax credits — based on age instead of income. For a person under age 30, the credit would be $2,000. That amount would double for beneficiaries over the age of 60, according to the proposal.
The Republican plan would also eliminate Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in 2020. States could still cover those people if they chose but they’d get a lot less federal money to do so. And instead of the current open-ended federal entitlement, states would get capped payments – block grants to states based on the number of Medicaid enrollees. Democrats have criticized Republicans for writing their plan in secrecy. Politico 2.24.2017 * Modern HealthCare 3.3.2017 * Politico 3.3.2017
View actual draft bill dated 2.10.2017
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|GOP Replacement For Obamacare Could Affect Medicaid Users||proposal would dismantle “Obamacare subsidies, and scrap its Medicaid expansion.” The proposed replacement would destroy subsidies currently provided based on ones income, and all of the laws on ACA taxes. Medicaid spending would also be rolled back in a huge way. States would be given money allowing them to create high risk pools for some people with pre-existing conditions. Other details revealed some of the policies would be effective immediately while others would not go into effect until 2020.|
Actual Bill pdf 123 pages
- Actual Bill pdf 123 pages 3.13.2017 Update