Republicans Reveal Obamacare Replacement
They hope it’s a healthy development. But many are skeptical of the House GOP’s just-unveiled Affordable Care Act replacement. The new bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, eliminates tax penalties on anyone foregoing insurance, instead penalizing those who let their coverage lapse. While the new plan would maintain coverage of pre-existing conditions, it would roll back Medicaid’s expansion and stop requiring employers to cover full-time staff. With many lawmakers expressing reservations and Obamacare’s popularity at an all-time high, the GOP may have trouble garnering the majority needed to repeal.