Why One in 10 Americans Will Feel the Pain of ACA Repeal

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<p>The idea that 20 million Americans could suffer if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed without careful replacement has become accepted wisdom. But the Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., and Sara Collins say that number is wrong. In a new<em> To the Point</em> post, they say it’s more than 30 million—an estimate that’s important to keep in mind as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on a repeal bill, given that replacement proposals will likely cover far fewer Americans than the ACA. </p><p>One in 10 Americans who are insured because of the ACA, or have coverage that is affected by the law, would feel the effects of the law’s elimination. The authors offer a breakdown of the 30 million people who are benefiting from the ACA in some way.</p>

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