Notes and fact checks on the Republican health care bill

The Republican controlled House of Representatives has been promising for years to repeal and replace Obamacare and they have finally passed a bill - one that will probably never become law but that they will may pay a heavy price for in 2018 according to the Cook Political Report.

To get a better idea of where things sit currently, I'd suggest listening to to the Weed's podcast from Vox where they do a great job of breaking down what is happening in the Senate and why most of the House's version of the bill is likely to die there.

As for the bill as it stands, a few million words have been written, said and/or Tweeted about it but these should give you a decent foundation and maybe clear up a few misconceptions:

And just for fun, this is how health care works in Canada and most of the developed/industrialized world

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