The Consequences of Repealing The Affordable Care Act

It is understandable that there are portions of the Affordable Care Act which Republican might want to repeal. There are even some aspects which I don’t agree with–but the bill in its entirety is far better than the former status quo. John Boehner says that everything must go:

“We voted to fully repeal the president’s healthcare law as one of our first acts as a new House majority, and our plan remains to repeal the law in its entirety,” Boehner said to reporters. “Anything short of that is unacceptable.”

Repealing everything would mean:

  • Insurance companies would be able to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions
  • Insurance companies would be able to drop people should they get sick and cost them too much money
  • Many young people up to age 26 now covered under their parents’ policies would have to buy their own policies
  • The plans to eliminate the donut hole for Medicare Part D prescription plans would be dropped, increasing costs for seniors
  • The limitations on how much profit an insurance company can make off policies would be dropped–along with the rebates many customers will soon be receiving
  • Small businesses would lose tax breaks for providing health care to employees
  • There would be an increase in the deficit according to CBO projections
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