Monday numbers: The disastrous planned repeal of the ACA

Monday numbers: The disastrous planned repeal of the ACA

- in Fitzsimon File

1—number of weeks until the Republican majority in Congress plans to vote for a budget blueprint that will call for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (“Job No. 1 for a New Congress? Undoing Obama’s Health Law, New York Times, December 31, 2016)

4—number of weeks until a House committee is expected to act on legislation to carry out the blueprint that will include repeal of both the ACA and the expansion of Medicaid under the health care law (Ibid)

57,570—amount in dollars of the tax cut for households with incomes above $1 million will receive in 2025 under the most likely proposal by Republicans to repeal the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

52,300—amount in dollars of the projected top annual family income of the bottom two-fifths of the population in 2025 (Ibid)

53—percentage of next tax cuts from repeal of the Affordable Care Act that will go to millionaires (Ibid)

23—percentage of 2001 and 2003 tax cuts under President George W. Bush that went to millionaires (Ibid)

260,230—amount in dollars of the tax cut for the wealthiest 0.1 percent of households in 2025 under the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

10.4 million—amount in dollars of the average income of the wealthiest 0.1 percent of households (Ibid)

7 million—number of low to moderate income households that would see a tax increase under the repeal of the Affordable Care Act thanks to the loss of premium tax credits to buy health insurance (Ibid)

29.8 million—increase in the number of uninsured people in the United States in 2019 if Congress partially repeals the Affordable Care Act through the budget process (“Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation,” Urban Institute, December 6, 2016)

103—percentage increase in the number of uninsured people in the United States in 2019 if the ACA is partially repealed in the budget process (Ibid)

22.5 million—number of people who will lose their health coverage if the ACA is repealed as a result of the elimination of tax credits, Medicaid expansion, and the individual mandate (Ibid)

7.3 million—number of people who will lose their health care coverage if the ACA is repealed because of the virtual collapse of the nongroup insurance market (Ibid)

1.14 million—number of people in North Carolina who are currently uninsured with ACA in place (“Republican Health Reform Repeal Plan Would Leave 30 Million More Uninsured, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, December 7, 2016)

2.16 million—number of people in North Carolina who would be uninsured in 2019 if the ACA was repealed (Ibid)