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The Congressional Budget Office reported that repealing and replacing Obamacare would result in millions of Americans losing their insurance. 

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said: 

"The CBO score shows just how empty the president's promises, that everyone will be covered and costs will go down, have been. This should be a looming stop sign for the Republicans' repeal effort."
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But the new plan would cut spending by $1.2 trillion within the next decade and significantly reduce the deficit. Some Republicans touted the cost-cutting measures in the new bill as fiscally responsible, such as Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee:

"Our legislation protects taxpayers, decreasing the ballooning deficit by more than $330 billion and curbing growing health-care costs.”
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 But critics say the GOP is making those spending cuts by taking healthcare away from the poor and the elderly:

The most significant provision, in dollar terms, of the Republican bill would reduce spending on Medicaid—the government's health insurance program for the poor—by $880 billion.
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The AHCA does get rid of perhaps the most contentious aspect of the Affordable Care Act—the mandate that required people to purchase health insurance or be penalized.

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Critics say the bill is really a tax cut for the top one percent in the guise of a healthcare plan:

The AHCA does cut taxes on rich people, who are literally the only beneficiaries here. Every tax on the wealthy gets repealed, for a savings of about $7 million a year for the richest 400 households ($195,000 a year for the top 0.1 percent). 
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