An analysis indicates essential health benefits covered under the ACA but slated for removal under the GOP plan won’t trim the cost of monthly premiums by much, but they would add considerable expense to policyholders if eliminated. (Photo: iStock)

As Republicans argue about which health care benefits to cut, there comes a report that adds insult to injury. Not only would essential health benefits likely become completely unaffordable to many if they’re dropped from health insurance plans, but it’s revealed the amount they add to the cost of monthly health care premiums is actually pretty small.

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