Mar 6, 2017

House GOP: our health care plan is nothing like Obamacare

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Larry Levitt , senior VP at the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation, tweeted his view of the House Obamacare repeal bill today:

That tweet's insinuation that the GOP's plan looks anything like the ACA resulted in unsolicited pushback to Axios from a GOP aide:

There IS an income limit so that it is not going to high-earners, but it is not income tested on [a] sliding scale like Obamacare. We purposely avoid that because it is work disincentive.

Why this matters: The Republican Obamacare replacement bill is just a few hours old and the GOP is already fighting the perception that it's, as Republican Rep. Justin Amash called it, just "Obamacare 2.0."

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