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Part of the GOP's proposed health bill conflicts with California law

by Take Two®

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, as the GOP works on its long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Republicans in the House are moving forward with their health care bill, even as their counterparts in the Senate are urging them to wait until the Congressional Budget Office weighs in on how much the legislation might cost.

There will almost certainly be changes in the initial draft, but one current provision is directly at odds with California law. 

Instead of the current subsidies that help low-income people buy insurance, the Republican plan offers tax credits. The current bill says those credits cannot be used to pay for plans that cover abortion. California law, however, requires all policies to do just that.

For more information, Take Two spoke to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. 

Click on the blue bar above to listen to the entire interview.

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