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Obamacare 101: Would a 'skinny repeal' trigger a death spiral?

Obamacare 101: Would a 'skinny repeal' trigger a death spiral?

As Senate Republicans struggle to unite behind legislation they can say repeals the Affordable Care Act, they are considering a more limited bill that would scrap only a few parts of the 2010 law, often called Obamacare.

This “skinny repeal” plan hasn’t been fully studied by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office or any other independent analyst.

But Republican officials have sketched the outlines of the plan, which could become the Senate GOP repeal bill as soon as Thursday night.

What would this so-called skinny plan do? And what impact could it have on Americans’ healthcare and their health insurance?

Here are the basics.

What is in the “skinny...

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