Shelley Moore Capito

Republicans unveil plan to repeal and replace Obamacare amid conflicting pressures

Republicans unveil plan to repeal and replace Obamacare amid conflicting pressures

House Republicans released a long-awaited Obamacare replacement Monday that would dismantle the law’s extensive system for expanding health insurance coverage to millions of Americans.

In all, the plan would probably take away health coverage from several million Americans and raise costs for many more, especially low-income people and the middle-aged. But it would immediately end the requirement that all Americans have insurance, which has been highly unpopular, especially with Republicans, reduce federal authority over the healthcare system and provide a huge tax cut to upper-income families.

The legislation, the first such bill that House Republican leaders have produced,...

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