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Listed below are some things you can do to educate yourself about healthcare starting today.

"In the past year alone, about ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage. At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we've seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years."

-President Barack Obama

Educate Yourself on Donald Trump's Health Care Reform Proposals

NYS stands to lose over $2 billion if ACA is repealed and around 78,000 central NYers have insurance through the exchange (enrolled in the last 3 years). "The policies would increase the number of uninsured individuals by 16 million to 25 million relative to the ACA. Coverage losses disproportionately affect low-income individuals and those in poor health. Enrollees with individual market insurance would face higher out-of-pocket spending than under current law. Because the proposed reforms do not replace the ACA’s financing mechanisms, they would increase the federal deficit by $0.5 billion to $41 billion."

Educate Yourself on What Might Happen if the ACA is Repealed

Repealing without replacing would mean effectively stripping more than 20 million people of their health insurance, without anything in return. Trump’s current plan would increase costs for consumers who buy insurance individually. “A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund and Rand Corp. finds that without repeal, an individual ACA policy would cost you $3,200 a year on average in 2018, but repeal would pump up the cost of a replacement policy to $4,700,” MONEY reported. Commonwealth also found that repealing the law would increase the deficit in the long-run.

Read About the Risk of Repeal of the Basic Health Program Directly from

"The Basic Health Program (BHP) has been a huge success in New York, with nearly half a million New Yorkers enrolled. The program provided New York the opportunity to offer many consumers a lower-cost health insurance option than was available through New York State of Health. The BHP also generated $1 billion in state savings. Rarely does a program offer both consumer advantages and fiscal advantages to the state; consequently, it is in the best interest of the state to take advantage of the program for as long as it is available. New York offers the BHP to qualified individuals through NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan marketplace. The 2016-17 Enacted Budget requires the Department of Health to prepare a contingency plan in the event eligibility rules or regulations for the BHP are modified or repealed by the federal government or in the event federal payment is reduced below ninety five percent of the cost of the BHP premium for each enrollee. The federal landscape has not changed since this report was prepared in 2015, therefore the conclusions remain the same. The document describes the coverage options for BHP enrollees should the program be repealed."

Learn About theImpact of the Affordable Care Act in New York

"Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans over the last six years. The data show that the uninsured rate in New York has fallen by 40 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, translating into 939,000 New Yorkers gaining coverage. And, in addition to residents who would otherwise be uninsured, millions more New Yorkers with employer, Medicaid, individual market, or Medicare coverage have also benefited from new protections as a result of the law."

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