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Under Senate's Obamacare repeal, some Americans would have to pay more than their total income for health coverage

Under Senate's Obamacare repeal, some Americans would have to pay more than their total income for health coverage

One of the ostensibly brilliant ideas in Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is to move low-income families from Medicaid to the private insurance marketplace, allowing them to use the premium subsidies provided by the ACA.

But there’s a catch, according to a new analysis of the proposal. For many low-income families, the marketplace premiums and deductibles combined would amount to more than their total income, even after subsidies. Moreover, despite shifting more of these costs to enrollees, the change would cost the...

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