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."

Go deeper

Louisiana braces for 3rd hurricane in 2 months as Zeta closes in

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta strengthened into a hurricane again early Wednesday and was on track to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana in the afternoon, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

Updated 46 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man

Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement Monday that police were launching a "full investigation" to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of the incident with police.

Updated 58 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: Obama: Trump is "jealous of COVID's media coverage."
  2. Health: Hospitals face a crush.
  3. Business: Winter threat spurs new surge of startup activity.
  4. Media: Pandemic causes TV providers to lose the most subscribers ever.
  5. World: Putin mandates face masks.