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The new Senate bill: Better for the healthy, worse for the sick

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The most significant revisions Senate Republicans have made to their health care bill, taken together, point largely in the same direction: They would make the individual insurance market even better for healthy people — and thus worse for sick people.

And they aim to soften the blow to health insurance markets by spending more money on sick customers, rather than trying to prevent disruptions from happening in the first place.