With a House vote on the plan to appeal the Affordable Care Act as early as this week, the NC Justice Center has released a series of fact sheets that show the financial impact on state residents under the new plan broken down by Congressional district.
Their findings make it clear that the American Health Care Act (the proposed replacement plan) will make insurance more expensive and endanger care for many North Carolinians:
Under the American Health Care Act, the average tax credit in North Carolina will be $5,360 lower than the average credit under the ACA, putting coverage at risk for nearly half a million North Carolinians who enrolled in a private health plan with the help of a premium tax credit for 2017. As we’ve previously examined and the Congressional Budget Office observed, this tax credit would provide less purchasing power for many consumers, particularly older adults, people with low incomes, and people living in regions—like North Carolina—that have relatively higher health care costs.
As the vote approaches, please call your member of Congress and let them know that residents in their districts would be harmed. And please share this information with others. It is particularly important for our elected leaders at the federal level to hear from people in the areas being hardest hit or who will personally be affected.