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A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Repeal Health Care

Date: 
02/08/2017
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Since December, the Republicans leading Congress have proposed nothing but reckless plans when it comes to health care. We all know that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our health care system, particularly when it comes to affordability and lowering costs, but none of these proposals would address these issues. 

 

In fact, as our new report shows, repealing the Affordable Care Act, capping or cutting Medicaid and privatizing Medicare—the three main Republican proposals—would result in costs too high for most families and definitely for our state economy.

 

That why the new report from Health Care for America Now is simply titled A Cost Too High. 

This report compiles recent data from the Urban Institute, the Commonwealth Fund, the Congressional Budget Office and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities among other sources to show that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have costly consequences for individuals, for families and for the state budget, which would face increased strains because of caps that would cut Medicaid for seniors, people with disabilities and low-income people with no other source of health care.