Cancer survivor Rusty Williams credits the Affordable Care Act with saving his life.

For Some, Senate Healthcare Bill Looks Like ‘Life or Death’

People who got health coverage under the Affordable Care Act – including some who credit it with saving their lives – are watching the U.S. Senate carefully, as its version of ACA “repeal and replace” legislation is being drafted.

The number of Minnesotans without health insurance has dropped more than 50 percent since the Affordable Care Act was implemented.

Critics: New GOP Plan Would Hurt Minnesota’s Children

The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would mean millions of people would lose health coverage, especially low-income and the elderly, advocates say, adding that it also could set Minnesota far back when it comes to protecting its children.

AARP opposes a bill that would allow insurance companies to charge older workers much higher premiums.

AARP: “Age Tax” For Health Insurance Unfair

Under the new Republican healthcare plan, insurance companies would be allowed to charge older workers much more than younger workers, a move that AARP Wisconsin calls an “age tax.”