Compiled by Deborah Edwards-Onoro

Twitter handle: @redcrew

Last updated: Mar 10, 2017

Affordable Care Act Repeal

The Affordable Care Act affects many people who may not be aware their insurance will be impacted. I created this document to consolidate the information in a usable/shareable Google document.

Shoutout to:

  1. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services @ASlavitt who posted the info as an image on Twitter
  2. Twitter user @browneyedgirl65 who entered all the text for each group and shared it in a Google+ post
  3. Twitter user @austinEir1 who shared the source for each group/statistic as individual tweets

Who is affected by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act?

  1. Small businesses, farms, self-employed (20% of exchange coverage, several million) Source: US Dept of Treasury (PDF) (Jan 2017) 
  2. 127 million Americans with pre-existing conditions (don’t get sick!) Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
  3. Seniors -- medicare beneficiaries have saved $2,000/year on prescription drugs from ACA Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Jan 13, 2017)
  4. 55-64 year olds who will see rates increase dramatically, even if healthy, by up to 10% Source: Medicare Rights Center (Dec 22, 2016)
  5. Estimated 30 million with individual policies/Medicaid will lose coverage Source: Brookings Institute (Dec 13, 2016)
  6. 2.8 million Americans with drug disorders will lose coverage Source: Wall Street Journal (Jan 12, 2017)
  7. 1.25 million with mental health disorders will lose coverage Source: The Hill (Jan 11, 2017) with links to Harvard Medical School data tables 
  8. Vets: the 42% reduction in uninsured rate will be reversed Source: Urban Institute (PDF) (Sep 2016)
  9. Employer-based health coverage-- 1/2 had lifetime caps before ACA Source: Dept of Health and Human Services (Mar 2012) 
  10. Bad debt will go up by $1.1 trillion. Health care bills will again lead in cause of personal bankruptcy Source: Urban Institute (PDF) (Dec 2016)
  11. Medicare Trust Fund, which was extended a decade, will have several years reduced from its expected life Source: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Jun 22, 2016)
  12. Taxpayers will lose, $350 billion added to deficit; $9 trillion added to debt (incomes over $1 million will see ta break of $57,000) Source: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (Jan 4, 2017)
  13. 2.6 million lost jobs (health care service and construction jobs in small communities) Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Jan 5, 2017)
  14. Young adults (3.1 million on parents' plan). 18 to 26-year-olds in most states will be kicked off Source: Obamacare Facts 
  15. Anyone who loses their job and think COBRA is too expensive with limited options
  16. Women who want to buy health insurance will pay more than men in premiums
  17. 105 million had lifetime limits on what insurance companies pay Source: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (March 2012)