Republican plan to ‘repeal and delay’ will leave millions more Americans uninsured


http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/republican-obamacare-repeal-uninsured-double/?lo=ap_a1

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold a vote on a bill that would repeal major parts of Obamacare and give Republicans two years to pass a replacement. A new CBO report finds that repealing Obamacare without a replacement would result in 32 million more Americans losing health insurance over a decade — far deeper coverage losses than any of the health plans Republicans have proposed. Further, 75 percent of Americans would live in areas without any insurers selling coverage in the individual market by 2026.

The latest GOP health plan would strike:

  •  Individual mandate
  •  Insurance subsidies
  •  Medicaid expansion
  •  Planned Parenthood funding

The bill would effectively kill Obamacare’s individual and employer coverage mandates, strike health insurance subsidies, roll back Medicaid expansion and defund Planned Parenthood.

Repealing Obamacare would more than double the number of Americans without health insurance.

Under Obamacare, 10 percentof Americans would lack health insurance.

But if Republicans repeal Obamacare, the number could grow to 21 percent by 2026.

The uninsured rate plunged under the ACA, but would now skyrocket

ACARepeal ACA0510152025%1997201020172026Before the ACAACA passed10%21%

In the first year alone, nearly 17 million more people would no longer have insurance — or (16 percent) of Americans. That includes 10 million fewer buying plans on the individual market, 4 million fewer people covered through Medicaid, and 2 million fewer with job-based coverage.

But once Medicaid expansion and subsidies were repealed (roughly two years after enactment), the number of uninsured Americans would increase by 27 million in 2020. By 2026, about 59 million people or 21 percent of Americans would be uninsured.

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