The House Passed Health Bill Cannot Be Fixed

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

May 11, 2017

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This CBPP article explains "The House-passed health bill, the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, slashes programs that help people get health coverage, using most of the savings to pay for tax cuts for high-income households and corporations. The bill would effectively end the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion for low-income adults; cut and radically restructure Medicaid funding for seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children; increase premiums, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs for millions of people with individual market coverage; and give millionaires tax cuts averaging more than $50,000 per year, partly at the expense of the Medicare trust fund."