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Tony Dejak / AP

The House is set to vote on the GOP health care plan today, and although Republicans in favor of the AHCA focus on its perceived benefits, there are a number of people and groups that would suffer. A few of them include: special education programs, sexual assault survivors, the U.S. economy, workers who are insured by their employers, and low-income individuals and families.

Why it matters: House Republicans (and the Trump administration) are rushing to pass this bill to the Senate so that they can get it off their hands. And they'll be voting without the Congressional Budget Office's estimates on the bill's cost and impact. Despite their confidence in the bill, there are various ways Americans could suffer that the GOP should address.

Losers:

Special education programs:

  • Nearly 70 percent of school districts reported using their Medicaid reimbursements (approximately $4 billion annually) for special education health care professionals' salaries, per NYT.
  • Under the AHCA provision, states wouldn't have to recognize school districts as Medicaid-eligible institutions, thus eliminating reimbursements for special education programs, the NYT found.

Sexual assault survivors: Before the ACA, sexual assault survivors could have been denied coverage because insurers often categorized rape as a pre-existing condition. AHCA could restore that.

The budget: The AHCA will likely cut taxes for high-income earners and without a CBO estimate, we have no idea how much it would cost to fund.

Workers who are insured by their employers: States can obtain waivers from certain ACA regulations that require they cover 10 kinds of health services.

Low-income people/families: "Most low-income people aren't willing or able to pay much for health insurance," Mark Shepard, a Harvard economist, told NYT, and more money = better healthcare, per a Harvard analysis.

But, not everyone loses: These are the 5 winners of AHCA.

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Anti-abortion activists' Supreme Court dreams are coming true

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela. Photos: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

This is the moment the conservative legal movement has been building toward for decades: The solidly conservative Supreme Court is about to hear two major abortion cases within a month of each other.

Why it matters: All of this is likely to end with significant new restrictions on abortion and a clear path for Republican-led states to win the next big abortion cases, too — the culmination of a long and bitter fight for control of the judiciary.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
4 hours ago - Economy & Business

Trump's volatile return to the stock market

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Donald Trump this week became both a meme stock and a social-media entrepreneur at the same time, by announcing that a new company called Trump Media & Technology Group was going to merge with an existing company listed on the stock market.

Why it matters: The medium-term promise of Trump's media company is that it will replace Twitter for anybody wanting to keep track of Trump's messages. The short-term promise is that it can be a hot new speculative vehicle for people wanting to get rich quick in the stock market.

Updated 13 hours ago - World

U.S. airstrike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria, DOD says

A displacement camp near the village of Qah in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. Photo: Ahmad Al-Atrash/AFP via Getty Images

A U.S. airstrike in northwest Syria on Friday killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

Why it matters: Syria serves as a "safe haven" for the extremist group to plan external operations, according to U.S. Army Maj. John Rigsbee.