If you’ve been following the Obamacare repeal and replace struggle, you know this much: The GOP-backed bill that passed the House won’t become law. It’s DOA in the Senate. Senators are crafting their own version.

But that House bill, known as the American Health Care Act, was valuable because it reminded us of a larger truth about the 2010 law President Barack Obama championed: America has not one Obamacare population, but two.

Twelve million people enrolled in Obamacare to obtain insurance in state or federal marketplaces, often with subsidies to help them afford it. They now face a toxic combination of rising premiums, narrowing provider networks and a fast-dwindling number of insurers. It’s fine to support Obamacare as-is, provided you also acknowledge it’s been unraveling for years and now risks leaving those 12 million people with no health coverage.

The House would allow states more flexibility in letting insurers tailor programs and prices to appeal to a wider number of customers. But those insurers also could charge people with pre-existing conditions more.

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