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"More than 20 million Americans now have health care coverage due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and among the AMA's highest priorities for on-going health system reform efforts is to ensure that these individuals maintain that coverage", said the letter signed by James L. Madara, the CEO of the interest group, a prolific donor to both political parties.

There are things about Obamacare that I don't like.

Income is not a factor in the size of the tax credit, though they are phased out for individuals making more than $75,000 and for married couples making more than $150,000.

Fundamentally, Democrats and Republicans disagree over the role of government in health care, reflecting the debate over the role of government that is part of the history of the country, she said.

The bill would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance and it would eliminate the current subsidies that are used to bring down the cost of premiums.

In a press briefing that afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called Ryan's presentation a "very good Powerpoint".

The new plan would also create a tax credit system to incentivize people to purchase insurance. The plan allows insurance companies to charge higher rates if a person has a significant lapse in coverage.

Men, women, children, and seniors all have access to low-priced preventative care, like yearly physicals and screenings. And it'll repeal a couple of taxes to the delight of the well-to-do. Some lawmakers have concerns over unknown costs, while others don't think it will make it to a full vote. If the ACA is repealed, 1.71 million people in rural areas will lose their coverage, including 28,400 people in Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District. The CBO is still trying to figure that one out as well. Unfortunately for the president, the draft legislation he is pushing is disliked by just about everyone in Washington, with the exception of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is practically delirious with excitement. In addition to Republicans in the House and Senate, several conservative campaign groups have criticized the bill and suggested that incumbents could be judged based on their support for it. This, in hopes of striking a deal.

Among the bill's biggest changes is to begin reducing funding for Medicaid after the end of 2019, reversing expansion under the PPACA.

Today's strike, after all, might turn out to be tomorrow's gutter ball.

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