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Dem senator goes on tweet storm over leaked ObamaCare repeal plan

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blasted the leaked Republican plans for repealing and replacing ObamaCare in a Friday night tweet storm.

A draft House Republican ObamaCare bill was leaked on Friday and includes plans to dismantle the core aspects of the healthcare law and replace them with a system centered on a new tax credit.

The measure is dated Feb. 10, so it is not the most recent version of Republicans’ plan. It is unclear how much has changed since then.

{mosads}Murphy starts his “rant” with a tweet saying, “Let me count thy ways that the leaked GOP ACA repeal plan will totally, completely, monumentally screw you.”

He followed it with a series of tweets highlighting six parts of the draft ObamaCare repeal bill.

In contrast to ObamaCare, the credits are not based on income, which Democrats argue means not enough help is given to low-income people to be able to afford coverage. Republicans say income-based credits discourage work. 

The GOP plan is paid for in part through a proposal to start taxing more generous employer-sponsored health insurance plans. The proposal would start taxing plans above the 90th percentile of premiums.

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