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March 2017

Seniors' Premiums Skyrocket under House Repeal Bill

Updated: June 8, 2017

In May, the House of Representatives passed a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act that sharply increases premiums for people who need affordable health care the most - lower-income people, older adults, and people with pre-existing conditions. For example, 64 year olds making $26,500 would see their premiums increase 800% or $14,400 a year. In total, premiums would consume 61% of their income under AHCA (compared to only 6 percent of their income under the ACA).