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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NYS stands to lose over $2 billion if ACA is repealed and around 78,000 central NYers have insurance through the exchange (enrolled in the last 3 years).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Educate Yourself on What Might Happen if the ACA is Repealed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.