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The current provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) include subsidies for individuals to help pay for health insurance premiums, expanded Medicaid coverage for low-income citizens, and protections for people with pre-existing conditions. In comparison, the failed first version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) sought to replace these provisions with age-based tax credits, repeal the expansion of Medicaid, and allow insurers to charge higher premiums based on health status. Additionally, it would have eliminated a number of taxes associated with the ACA that help fund subsidies such as an additional 3.8% surtax on income earned above $200k/yr. Ultimately, while both plans sought to reduce costs and expand access to healthcare they had very different approaches which likely contributed to its failure.