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The Atlantic Daily: Health-Care Takeaways

How the AHCA would affect Americans, upcoming elections across the world, a rogue U.S. Border Patrol agent, and more
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AHCA Fallout: As President Trump celebrates the passage of his party’s health-care bill in the House, his victory remarks haven’t included much detail on what its policies actually mean. So, how will AHCA affect people? Low-income households are likely to lose benefits, while the wealthy will gain a tax cut. Such effects are hard to square with Trump’s populist message, but one explanation might be found in the gospel of prosperity. For now, the bill faces the Senate, where there’s a good chance it will be rewritten. As for House Republicans, David Frum argues this choice could cost some of them their jobs.

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