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(Neb.)-Nebraska Among States Hardest-Hit By GOP Health Care Bill

By: Dennis Brown Posted at: 03/19/2017 06:50 AM
 By GRANT SCHULTE
 Associated Press
     LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new report says the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would raise health insurance costs in Nebraska faster than in most other states.
 
     The analysis by the left-leaning Center for American Progress was released as some members of Nebraska's congressional delegation face loud opposition to the GOP plan.
 
     Critics of the plan say Nebraska would see larger-than-average increases because it has a disproportionate share of older and low-income residents. The new congressional plan reduces the tax credits that many of them receive to offset their expense.
 
     Only five states would see larger increases - Alaska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona and Wyoming.
 
     Republican supporters of the plan say the current system isn't sustainable.


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