Wow, the new GOP ACA repeal plan is bonkers. Someone else already posted this link: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/house-republicans-obamacare-repeal-package-235343
In addition to all of the usual horribleness (kill expanded medicaid, kill all of the taxes, kill guaranteed-issue for people with pre-existing conditions) there is one really killer NEW provision in there: they want to cut the tax break on employer-sponsored insurance.
So in addition to cutting the new ACA taxes that only apply to the highest-earning people, they're going to ADD new taxes to working stiffs who are otherwise totally unaffected by the ACA. This is classic Republican tax planning, tax the poor more so that you can tax the rich less.
All of you (us) who currently have jobs, and get our health insurance through our employers, would under this new GOP proposal pay taxes on some ever-rising portion of our health insurance premiums, which are currently tax exempt as a way to encourage employers to offer employees health insurance.
How much is the new tax on working people? That depends on your current health plan, but union members with better health insurance would pay more. On average, it looks like about $1,000 of new taxes per employee, to start, and then going up from there (because the exemption isn't inflation adjusted).
How much is the new tax cut for the wealthiest people? There are a lot fewer of those folks, so they each get a much larger benefit than each individual worker would pay. Some estimates
suggest the tax breaks would be about $49,000 for people showing more than $200,000 per year of income, which is roughly the same as the national average household income. Think about that for a second, the Republicans want to give the top 1% a tax break that is larger than the individuals in the 99% make for an entire year of labor. For ultra-high earners it's maybe even worse, estimated at $195,000 in tax breaks for the top 0.1%, people earning more than about $4 million per year.