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Walker offers health plan with tax credits
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker's plan for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people to shop for insurance across state lines, according to details of his proposal released Monday to The Associated Press. The Wisconsin governor provided the AP with a copy of his plan in advance of a Tuesday speech in suburban Minneapolis where he was to outline his first major policy initiative of the presidential campaign. Walker's plan does not include cost figures, or an estimate of the number of people who would be covered, making it nearly impossible to compare with current law.