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After seven years, House Republicans finally managed to pass a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare, and there was much rejoicing on the House floor. The Congressional Budget Office says the new bill will result in 23 million more uninsured within 10 years and significant increases to insurance premiums for less healthy individuals. But President Trump and the GOP are calling it a win in their battle to free American health care from the death grip of failed Obama policies. What do you think?

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The new bill reduces the deficit by $119 billion over the next decade, and would result in cheaper premiums for young, healthy Americans. But office also forecasts 23 million people would lose their insurance by 2026, if the bill crosses President Trump's desk. The GOP bill could also result in skyrocketing insurance costs for the elderly and less-healthy individuals, especially in states that request waivers for pre-existing conditions.

In many states, insurance costs could soar for consumers who are sick or have pre-existing conditions, while premiums would fall for the healthy, the new estimate concludes.
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For the 52 million Americans who already have health issues, the situation looks dire. States can now waive Obamacare's ban on discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions, which was the most popular provision of the ACA. 

But while coverage for sick, elderly, and disabled Americans is now in jeopardy, members of Congress won't have to worrythey added a loophole to the bill that would leave those Obamacare protections intact for themselves.

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After seven years, congressional Republicans have finally delivered on their promise to repeal Obamacare, and there was much rejoicing on the House floor. It's one of the major reasons why they were elected and stayed in office, and many of their constituents are thrilled. In March, Speaker Paul Ryan claimed Obamacare was failing:

The collapsing law is driving up health care costs and driving out choices for American families. This year alone, premiums have gone up by double digits in 31 states. Choices have dwindled to the point that one out of every three counties in America has just one insurer to choose from.
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But critics say the new American Health Care Act will explode premiums. Nearly every major healthcare group in the United States opposed it. Some representatives didn't even read the full bill, which will affect a full sixth of the American economy. Veteran congressional staffer Jennifer Hoelzer asks "Do Republicans Really Think The AHCA Is A Good Idea?"

Do the Republicans care that they are backing a shitty policy? Or are they backing a shitty policy, that could do real harm to millions of Americans, because they think it would be better to pass a shitty policy than to admit they’ve spent the last 8 years advocating for shitty policy?
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Under the new law, C-sections, rape, domestic violence, and postpartum depression are all considered pre-existing conditions, for which women can be denied health coverage.

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Though the bill's approval ratings were low, the passage does have its supporters.

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And others say the grim projections made by Democrats, policy experts, and healthcare advocates are way overblown.

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But people with serious, chronic illness are terrified.

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Is the new GOP health care bill good for America?
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