A leaked draft of a House bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was published Friday by Politico, and it reveals that Republicans are moving towards slashing subsidies and ending the Medicaid expansion—moves that are vastly out of step with the opinions of the American public.The draft (pdf) reveals that Republicans are hoping to \u0022take down the foundation of Obamacare, including the unpopular individual mandate, subsidies based on people\u0026#039;s income, and all of the law’s taxes. It would significantly roll back Medicaid spending and give states money to create high risk pools for some people with pre-existing conditions. Some elements would be effective right away; others not until 2020,\u0022 per Politico\u0026#039;s Paul Demko.The bill would also eradicate the Medicaid expansion that some states enacted when the ACA was first passed in 2010. This means that states that took advantage of federal funds to expand Medicaid would no longer have access to such funds.Echoing state-level GOP attempts to withhold funds from Planned Parenthood, the law also appears to explicitly ban federal funding for the women\u0026#039;s health organization, Business Insider notes: \u0022Under the bill, no\u0026nbsp;funding from the federal government given to the states could be given to any organization that \u0026#039;provides abortions\u0026#039; except in the\u0026nbsp;cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother.\u0022Moreover, the legislation would help private insurance companies profit even more than they already do, as it gives in to insurers\u0026#039; desires to force elderly people to pay more for healthcare. It would \u0022charge older customers up to five times as much as their younger counterparts,\u0022 Demko notes.\u0022The proposal also includes penalties for individuals who fail to maintain coverage continuously,\u0022 writes Demko. \u0022If their coverage lapses and they decide to re-enroll, they would have to pay a 30 percent boost in premiums for a year.\u0022[block:block=30]And instead of subsidies based on income to help low-income people afford costly premiums, the law would give tax credits based on age. A person under 30 would receive a tax credit of $2,000, while someone over 60 would receive double that amount. \u0022A related document notes that HHS Secretary Tom Price wants the subsidies to be slightly less generous for most age groups,\u0022 Demko reports.The subsidies will be funded by capping \u0022the tax exemption for employer sponsored insurance at the 90th percentile of current premiums,\u0022 Demko notes, a plan similar to the proposed \u0022Cadillac tax\u0022 pushed by President Barack Obama and opposed by unions and progressives nationwide.Overall, the plan would cover fewer people than Obamacare—contrary to President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s promises. \u0022We\u0026#039;re going to have insurance for everybody,\u0022 Trump told the Washington Post just last month. \u0022There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can\u0026#039;t pay for it, you don\u0026#039;t get it. That\u0026#039;s not going to happen with us.\u0022In fact, the draft demonstrates that the Republican party is woefully out of step with public opinion when it comes to healthcare. The disparity was particularly noticeable as it was released on the same day as polls that showed support for the ACA has never been higher.A Kaiser Family Foundation poll discovered that a stunning 84 percent of respondents want to keep the Medicaid expansion, and a Pew Research Center poll also revealed majority approval for the ACA for the first time in the law\u0026#039;s history. Earlier this week, a Politico poll also found support for the ACA growing.The Affordable Care Act (aka \u0022Obamacare\u0022) has never been more more popular with the public than it is right nowhttps://t.co/ZponXpIZGF pic.twitter.com/GVZxzNVL1n— Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) February 24, 2017The swelling support for the ACA has coincided with the looming fulfillment of the Republican Party\u0026#039;s long-touted promise to repeal and replace the law.The disparities between the GOP\u0026#039;s plans and public sentiment, which has fueled tensions at Republican politicians\u0026#039; town halls across the country, could also add urgency to \u0022Hands Off Our Healthcare\u0022 rallies in support of publicly-funded healthcare happening nationwide Saturday.\u0026nbsp;Interested in fighting back against the GOP plan to dismantle health care? Find a rally near you here.