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This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage

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    This Is How the GOP Plan Would Change Health Care Coverage
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    Ginger Rae has her blood pressure checked by registered nurse practitioner Rachel Eisenberg during a checkup at a Planned Parenthood health center on July 13, 2017 in Wellington, Florida.

    Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. Here’s what you need to know about how it would affect your health care:

    Premiums and deductibles: Like Obamacare, the Senate bill provides subsidies to buy insurance on the individual market based on a person’s income. But they’re less generous overall and encourage people to buy plans that cover fewer out-of-pocket costs.

    Pre-existing conditions: The Senate bill would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions and push sicker customers toward more expensive plans and healthier customers toward cheaper, less generous plans.

    Medicaid: The Senate bill would reduce Medicaid spending dramatically compared to current law.

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