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Track your Congress member's stance on health care bill

Mar 10, 2017

Millions of Americans will experience major changes to their health coverage if both chambers of Congress pass the Republican health care bill that's currently under consideration in the House of Representatives.

The bill would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, and it would eliminate the current subsidies that are used to bring down the cost of premiums. NPR's full coverage explains how those subsidies would be replaced with a fixed refundable tax credit and there would be big changes to Medicaid.

Republicans are “moving so fast, with so little oversight” that the Obamacare replacement could have major structural problems, said Mike Kreidler, Washington state's insurance commissioner.

“We could actually see market collapse, certainly in the state of Washington, but I predict that that could even be across the country,” Kreidler said.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said nearly 600,000 people in Washington currently covered through Medicaid would lose their coverage under the new plan, "unless the state somehow financed over $1 billion to replace the federal government’s stinginess, under Trumpcare, of cutting supportive healthcare for Americans,” Inslee said.

To understand where lawmakers in Congress stand as this debate continues, NPR will update this tracker as we collect new statements from members. If you spot errors or have comments, please use the form here.

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