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May 4, 2017

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Section-by-Section Summary of the American Health Care Act, as Passed by the House on May 4 (PDF)
15 pages. This official summary incorporates changes to an earlier version of the bill (the changes being popularly known as the MacArthur Amendment and the Upton Amendment).
Energy and Commerce Committee, and Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

American Health Care Act Passes the House
"All attention will now turn to the Senate to determine the fate of the ACA.... [T]he Upton Amendment provides an additional $8 billion in high-risk pool funding over five years (2018-2023) for waiver states for individuals with preexisting conditions who fail to maintain continuous coverage (and therefore may be subject to health status underwriting). The $8 billion supplements the AHCA's existing $130 billion in high funding over ten years." [Article includes a 13-point summary of the bill's provisions.]
ABD Insurance & Financial Services

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