Quality healthcare is one of the foundational components of a community. Approximately twenty million Americans gained access to health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This included subsidized coverage through the ACA’s landmark expansion of Medicaid, which helped countless senior citizens in Kentucky.
1.9 million privately insured Kentuckians, as well as 863,000 seniors on Medicare, would lose free preventative care with the repeal of the ACA. 1.4 million Kentuckians, including children, would potentially have annual caps placed on their insurance coverage. All insured Kentuckians would lose protection from insurance companies overcharging them for services.
*Women in the state who may now purchase insurance for the same price as men are at risk of being charged more for insurance if the ACA is repealed by the Republican since the ACA’s ban on gender rating in the individual and small group markets would be eliminated. Prior to the enactment of the ACA, women paid up to 57% more than men for health insurance.
*89,343 seniors saved an average of $1,108 each as a result of closing the Medicare prescription drug gap in coverage would lose this critical help. Disabled and older Kentuckians would pay more for prescription drugs, or else completely forego their use.
*461,771 seniors would lose free preventive care services, such as cancer screenings if the ACA is repealed. Also at risk is the loss of the ACA’s elimination of cost-sharing for many recommended preventive services covered by Medicare Part B.
*12,000 children who have gained coverage since the ACA was implemented are at risk of having their healthcare coverage rolled back.
*31,000 young adults who were able to stay on a parent’s health insurance plan would lose coverage if any repeal of the ACA eliminates the requirement that insurers allow children to stay on their parents’ healthcare insurance plans until age 26.
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