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How Graham-Cassidy Would Affect Women

Regardless of income or childbearing preference, women would feel the impacts of the latest Obamacare-replacement proposal.
Source: Michaela Rehle / Reuters

The latest health-care bill by Senate Republicans, Graham-Cassidy, is being called the most radical Obamacare-repeal proposal yet. Women are one group that would be most affected by the overhaul.

Graham-Cassidy has been deemed “” because it would end both the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and its system of tax credits to help people buy personal insurance plans. Instead, it would give that money back to the states in a big chunk to create various types of health programs as they see fit—though they don’t necessarily have to be programs for the poor, under the than the money provided by Obamacare’s subsidies and Medicaid expansion funds.

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