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With a vote scheduled for this Thursday in the U.S. House, it's down to the wire for the American Health Care Act, the Republican-authored bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The bill would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, and it would eliminate the current subsidies that are used to bring down the cost of premiums. NPR's full coverage explains how those subsidies would be replaced with a fixed refundable tax credit and there would be big changes to Medicaid.

Open enrollment for health insurance through the federal marketplace ends Sunday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 89 percent of uninsured people don’t know they can enroll in healthcare coverage from now through Feb. 15.