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Republicans have considered retaining some of the ACA’s taxes to get funding for the act’s replacement, but it’s by no means decided that they’ll do that. (Photo: iStock)

It may be Republicans’ first order of business in 2017, but repealing the Affordable Care Act will boost the country’s budget deficit by $350 billion over 10 years.

That’s according to a new study from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB). The Hill reports in its analysis the CRFB found that although repealing the law’s spending on providing coverage would save $1.55 trillion, the savings would be more than negated by repealing $800 billion in tax increases and $1.1 trillion in Medicare and other cuts.

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