GOP hopeful Scott 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.

The Wisconsin governor provided details of his proposal to The Associated Press 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.

An official with a think tank often aligned with the White House, the Center for American Progress, says Walker's plan would be a step backward.