The House has voted on a GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), the landmark 2010 law designed to make health care more affordable.
The bill would make significant changes to the health insurance and payment system, and would eliminate the ACA’s tax credits for people with pre-existing conditions.
While the plan would help some people afford insurance, it would hurt the most vulnerable.
Here’s what you need to know about the Republican effort to repeal and replace the ACA.
What’s in the GOP’s ACA repeal bill?
The GOP plan includes sweeping changes to Medicaid, the federal health program for the poor.
The plan would increase the cost of health insurance for millions of Americans, while forcing many low-income people to pay more out of pocket.
Many states would lose Medicaid funding, and millions more would see their taxes go up.
Many Americans would also see their premiums rise, especially in rural areas and among the elderly.
What are the key provisions in the House bill?
A repeal of the ACA would repeal a series of ACA tax credits and subsidies, which currently help many people afford coverage.
These tax credits help millions of people buy insurance and afford their premiums, and they also help people who get health insurance buy it cheaper.
For the first time in decades, the GOP plan would repeal the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which provides health insurance to low- and moderate-income Americans.
The GOP proposal also would end the federal tax credit for people who buy insurance through state Medicaid programs.
This would reduce the number of people eligible for tax credits by $1,500 per year for people under 65 and $4,000 for people over 65.
Republicans have been trying to repeal Obamacare for years.
Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has proposed many changes to make the ACA work better.
The AHCA would make it easier for states to reject federal Medicaid funds that states use to help people afford health insurance.
This proposal would also allow states to deny federal funding for certain programs, such as health clinics and schools.
It would also eliminate the requirement that insurance plans cover essential benefits, such a maternity and newborn care, and allow states and localities to waive out-of-pocket expenses for individuals and families.
The Republicans plan is likely to face fierce opposition from Democrats and other opponents of the legislation.
What will happen next?
The House is expected to vote on the GOP repeal bill on Friday.
It must be reconciled with the Senate and sent to Trump for his signature.
The Senate is expected later this week.
It’s unclear when the Senate would vote on a final version of the AHCA, but the bill is expected not to have a vote in the upper chamber until after the 2018 midterm elections.
In 2019, the Republican Party holds the majority in both chambers of Congress.
Republicans hold the majority of the seats in both houses, and have control of both chambers in both the House and the Senate.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, announced in February that he would not seek re-election in 2020, though he said in January that he was open to seeking a second term.
Republican House leaders say they will vote to repeal ObamaCare before the midterm elections, but are facing an uphill climb.
Republicans currently hold a slim majority in the Senate, and are expected to need Democratic votes in order to pass the bill.
Democrats have made clear they would not support a repeal-and-replace bill, and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has not been able to pass a single repeal-of plan.
What is the Affordable Healthcare Act?
The Affordable Care Care Act was created by the ACA to provide health insurance coverage for millions.
The ACA has been a model for many other countries.
It created a health insurance system, where all Americans have access to health care, paid for by taxes from their own pockets.
The law required people to have insurance to purchase coverage, and it was designed to allow individuals to keep more of their own money than they had at the beginning of the year.
The Affordable Health Act was passed in 2010, but many parts of the law have not been implemented.
The government’s expansion of Medicaid, known as Obamacare, was initially set to begin in 2019, but that date has been pushed back.
The House Republican plan would eliminate subsidies for people in states that expand Medicaid.
This means that millions of low- or moderate-wage workers who were eligible for the ACA subsidy would lose the subsidy and pay more.
This increase would hurt many low and moderate income Americans, and many of them would face higher premiums and out- of pocket costs.
Republicans would also end tax credits that were available to people who bought insurance on the ACA exchanges.
This change would also make it harder for many people to afford insurance.
What would happen to the Affordable Medicaid expansion?
The AHCC would have allowed states to create their own insurance markets.
States that expanded Medicaid could have offered a higher deductible, lower co-payments, and lower out