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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks at a news conference following a GOP party conference at the Capitol, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

GOP leaders proposed health bill changes to help senior citizens


House Republicans have proposed amendments aimed at providing more assistance for older people, curbing Medicaid and accelerating the repeal of some increase taxes. 

The bill would let individuals deduct more medical costs from taxes and it would repeal many tax increases supported by President Barack Obama's 2010 statute this year instead of 2018.

Older and disabled Medicaid recipients would get more generous benefits but states could set work requirements for the program. 

The bill would let the Senate approve tax credits more generous to people age 50 to 64. Congressional analysts say the current GOP legislation would hit many with big cost increases.

GOP leaders released the changes late Monday, three days ahead of a planned House vote on the bill. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Here's what a few people had to say regarding healthcare changes. 

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