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The Kaiser Family Foundation quickly compiled data comparing the current Obamacare subsidy given to people on exchanges with the GOP refundable tax credit included in the repeal and replacement bill released Monday. It let us take this data and show how different people would fare compared to what assistance they receive now.

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Data: Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The Obamacare premium subsidy: This is income-based and offered to people on exchanges who make between 100 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. It varies with geography and with the price of premiums.

The GOP refundable tax credit: It varies only by age, with people in their 20s getting $2,000 a year; it then increases until people in their 60s receive $4,000 a year. The bill phases out the tax credit for high earners, beginning at an income of $75,000 a year for an individual and $150,000 for a household.

Winners under the tax credit:

  • Young people
  • Higher-income people
  • People who live in areas with low premiums, which are often urban

Losers under the tax credit:

  • Older people
  • Low-income people
  • People who live in places with expensive premiums, which are often rural

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If you run a hospital, a bank, a utility or a city, chances are you'll be hit with a ransomware attack. Given the choice between losing your precious data or paying up, chances are you'll pay.

Why it matters: Paying the hackers is the clear short-term answer for most organizations hit with these devastating attacks, but it's a long-term societal disaster, encouraging hackers to continue their lucrative extortion schemes.

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The CDC's surprise guidance last week freeing the fully vaccinated to go maskless sowed plenty of concerns across the country— even earning the "Saturday Night Live" treatment for all the questions it spurred.

Why it matters: With plenty of Americans still unvaccinated — and without any good way to confirm who has been vaccinated — some experts worry this could put many at increased risk.

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A ball of fire and a plume of smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli forces shell the Palestinian enclave, early on May 17. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

Israel and Hamas continued aerial bombardments into Monday morning, as fighting entered a second week.

Why it matters: The worst violence in the region since 2014 has resulted in the deaths of 197 people in Gaza, ruled by Hamas, and 10 in Israel. 58 Palestinian children and two Israeli children are among those killed since the aerial exchanges began on May 10, Reuters notes.