The Republican bill in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), will make it vastly more expensive for anyone who needs health care, particularly those with pre-existing conditions.
People with pre-existing conditions, low-income consumers, and others would not fare well under the continuous coverage provisions contained in both Speaker Paul Ryan’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and other Republican health care proposals.
Today, we saw the final enrollment numbers for the fourth open enrollment period. They build on earlier reports showing a high demand for coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces (exchanges).
Here’s our quick take on the numbers.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report confirmed on Monday what we already knew: the American Health Care Act (AHCA) will be a disaster for consumers and the American health care system.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has confirmed what we already know: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would wreak havoc on the health care system.
The American Health Care Act would strip affordable coverage from working people, leaving millions uninsured and millions more facing drastically higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. It would return us to a time when only the wealthy were able to afford comprehensive coverage.
See how the repeal bill currently making its way through Congress will affect lower-income families.
If you have money and don’t get sick, you’ll like the new bill House Republicans released last night that repeals the Affordable Care Act. This bill would strip coverage from millions of people and drive up consumer costs.
Call your representatives today at 1-866-426-2631 and urge them to vote "no" on this bill.
Nothing about high-deductible plans makes health care more affordable for families. While the Republicans have yet to agree on how they propose to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one thing is clear—whatever they pursue will push more families into high-deductible plans. Every single replacement plan put forth so far would very likely increase deductibles for millions of people.
Maryann, a cancer survivor from California, explains the difference that access to affordable health insurance through the Affordable Care Act has made in her life:
"Cancer is horrible. If you’ve never had to go through it, you can’t imagine what it does to you — physically, mentally, emotionally. The stress and scariness are unimaginable.
But one thing I did not have to stress about: Health insurance. In 2014, I purchased a plan through Covered California. My plan has carried me through my treatments."