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    GOP ACA replacement plan: 4 things health execs should know

     

    3. Some changes to Medicare will occur.

    As for Medicare, the bills call for repealing high-income tax increases and other ACA revenue provisions. “But there won’t be any changes to Medicare benefit enhancements or provider/Medicare Advantage plan payment savings,” Carver says.

    4. Some mandates will remain.

    The requirement that young people can stay on their parents’ plan until age 26 will continue, as will the prohibition for insurers to take into account pre-existing conditions when they write a new policy. “This should reduce the number of uninsured persons,” Schwieters says.

    Karen Appold is a medical writer in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

     

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