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Last night, the Republicans unveiled their hastily slapped together plan to replace Obamacare, which did not go over well with either party.

On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert reviewed the new plan and commended the GOP for keeping some of the positive parts of Obamacare, like allowing young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance and not discriminating due to pre-existing conditions. As Colbert explained, Trumpcare is similar to its predecessor, but with more tax breaks for insurance companies and less coverage for the Americans that need it the most.

“Conservatives are calling it ‘Obamacare Lite’: Great taste, less coverage,” Colbert remarked comparing the new plan to a terrible diet soda.

Colbert wondered who could possibly endorse a plan that kicks people off their health insurance. Suddenly, the Grim Reaper — or was it Steve Bannon? — appeared behind the Late Night host and danced onstage to celebrate his good fortune.

“We’re all gonna die,” Colbert joked after dancing with the Grim Reaper.

You don’t want to miss Colbert’s take on Sean Spicer’s press conference — especially the references to the size of the bill.

IMAGE: Screenshot / CBS

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File this under asked and answered. Former Georgia House minority leader and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams trended much of the day on Wednesday after Republican Sen. John Kennedy questioned whether she thought a restrictive voting bill signed into law last month is racist. "I think there are provisions of it that are racist, yes," the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate answered. Abrams was speaking during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Tuesday when Kennedy made the mistake of asking her for a list of the provisions she objects to in the Georgia legislation.

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