“Since the Affordable Care Act became law, it has provided
coverage to more than 200,000 Ohioans and 16 million Americans,”
said Rep. Kaptur. “Sadly, President Trump and
his Republican colleagues have been relentless in their efforts
to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and all the
benefits the legislation has afforded the American people since
its inception, including protections for nearly 130 million
Americans – roughly one third of the U.S. population – who live
with pre-existing conditions.
While Republicans go to court to destroy US healthcare, House
Democrats voted on Day One of this new Congress to throw the
full legal weight of the House of Representatives against this
disastrous GOP lawsuit.”
If the Trump Administration gets its way:
741,000 Ohioans would lose their health coverage, leading to a
105% increase in the uninsured rate.
4,830,000 Ohioans with pre-existing conditions and will lose
their protections, along with 130 million nationwide.
81,000 young Ohioans under the age of 26 would lose the ability
to remain on their parents’ health insurance.
Insurance companies would be able to charge people over the age
of 50 a $4,000 “Age Tax,” including $3,329 in Ohio.
Insurance companies would once again have the power to put annual
or lifetime limits on coverage for as many as 4,154,000 Ohioans,
even those who get their insurance through their employer.
151,026 Ohioans in the marketplace would pay more for coverage
without access to health insurance affordability tax credits.
214,388 Ohio seniors would have to pay more for prescription
“I will continue to stand strong against the Trump
Administration’s immoral attempts to destroy Ohioans access to
quality, affordable health care,” Rep. Kaptur continued. “House
Democrats are taking action to lower healthcare costs and
prescription drug prices while strengthening protections for
hardworking Americans in communities across the U.S. living with
pre-existing conditions. We will continue to deliver for the
American people and ensure that high quality healthcare remains
a right, not a privilege, for all.”