The Republican tax plans are suddenly looking a lot more likehealth-care bills, with provisions that mayaffect coverage and increase medical expenses for millions of families.

The House version of the tax bill, which President Donald Trumpendorsed on Tuesday, would end a deduction that allows families ofdisabled children and elderly people to write off large medicalexpenses. The Senate plan would repeal the Obamacare requirementthat most Americans carry insurance, a move that insurers promisewould raise premiums in the nationwide individual insurancemarket.

The provisions would help offset the cost of large tax cuts forcorporations and individuals. But the move has sparked a new waveof opposition from the health-care industry and others who areconcerned about its impact -- the same political headwinds thattanked Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlierthis year.

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