Health care bill would mean more money in some pockets, less in others


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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during a meeting with the Republican House whip team about the proposed health bill.

The Republican health care bill working its way through Congress could make health insurance thousands of dollars more or less expensive each year for Northwest Arkansans of almost all ages, with older and lower-income people losing the most, a recent analysis shows.

By the numbers

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The health care insurance tax credit offered by the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, for plans on the individual, non-employment-based health insurance market would likely change under the Republican alternative now in Congress. These figures show the drop or increase in aid for different ages and income levels in Benton and Washington counties if the Republican alternative goes into effect in 2020.


IncomeAge 27Age 40*Age 60

$20,000.00-$490.00 compared with Obamacare-$240.00*-$3,960.00

$30,000.00+$1,040.00 compared with Obamacare+$1,280.00*-$2,440.00





Family of four with parents in their 40s

Income*Change in tax credit





60-year-old couple

Income*Change in tax credit





Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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