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Beyond Preexisting Conditions And Medicaid: How GOP Plan Would Affect Americans’ Health Care

Media outlets take a look at how the Graham-Cassidy plan would alter the country's health care landscape.

NPR: Key Flash Points In The Health Care Overhaul Bill
If Senate Republicans vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this week, it would affect the health care of pretty much every American. Here's a recap of four key flash points in the health overhaul debate with links to NPR coverage over the past six months, and our chart laying out how the Graham-Cassidy bill under consideration in the Senate addresses those issues compared with the Affordable Care Act. (Shute, 9/24)

Kaiser Health News: GOP Health Bill’s Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions
The latest GOP effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act is getting a lot of attention, even if its passage seems unlikely. But there is far more to the measure than its changes to rules regarding preexisting health conditions. In fact, the bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) would disrupt the existing health system more than any of the measures considered so far this year, according to supporters and critics. (Rovner, 9/22)

The New York Times: Three Ways The New Republican Health Bill Differs From Past Repeal Efforts
At first glance, the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act might appear similar to earlier bills. It would repeal the individual mandate to purchase insurance and get rid of certain subsidies for out-of-pocket health expenses. But the measure has important differences from the three bills that failed to pass the Senate in July and the one that passed the House in May. (Park, 9/22)

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