Though there are legitimate complaints to be made about ACA health reform, the increase in public access to quality heath care is not one of them. Now, a new report underscores just how many people would lose insurance were the ACA to be repealed.
By 2021, 19.4% of Americans could be expected to live without insurance, an 81% increase from today. If the ACA stays on track, uninsured Americans would decrease to 10.7% by 2021.
Today, 29.6 million Americans live without insurance; that number would be 53.5 million without the present administration's legacy legislation. The greatest decrease in coverage would be among low-income populations currently served by Medicaid.
Americans with non-group insurance would also double in number. This issue is one of the most important in the upcoming election, as party nominees express far different plans for the ACA.
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