READ: Full Text Of The Upton Amendment

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., which has responsibility over matters relating to healthcare, speaks about President Obama's health care law after Republican lawmakers met at th... House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., which has responsibility over matters relating to healthcare, speaks about President Obama's health care law after Republican lawmakers met at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Upton has proposed a bill that would allow insurers to keep selling insurance that doesn't offer the type of benefits required by Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) MORE LESS
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Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced an amendment to the American Health Care Act Wednesday that would provide $8 billion over five years to help cover the insurance costs of individuals with pre-existing conditions.

A previous amendment to the AHCA, from Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), drew criticism from some Republicans — Upton among them — worried that it removed Obamacare’s price protections for those individuals in certain states.

Read Upton’s amendment below:

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