#CostsOfRepeal: Noem Would Take Away Affordable Coverage from 92k Uninsured South Dakotans

What’s the cost of repealing the Affordable Care Act? 92,000 uninsuredSouth Dakotans could lose access to affordable health plans.

Congresswoman  Kristi Noem’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act could mean up to 92,000 uninsured South Dakotans won’t be able to buy affordable health care plans for $100 a month or lessKristi Noem

If Congresswoman Noem had her way, repealing the Affordable Care Act would leave 41 million uninsured Americans to contend with a broken system that led too many people into bankruptcy and where their only recourse is emergency room care, driving up costs for everyone.

In fact, six in 10 people who are uninsured can find a plan for $100 a month or less, but Congresswoman Noem’s House Republicans have voted nearly 50 times to take away affordable coverage from 41 million uninsured Americans, including 92,000 in South Dakota.

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BACKGROUND:

HHS: 56 Percent of Eligible Uninsured Qualify for Health Insurance Costing $100 a Month or Less. “Under the Affordable Care Act, advanced payment of the premium tax credits will be available to help eligible individuals and families afford insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning January 1, 2014, and states may expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults.   There are currently 41.3 million eligible uninsured Americans.  In states that are expanding Medicaid, a total of 23.2 million people, or 56 percent of the 41.3 million eligible uninsured, may qualify for Medicaid, CHIP, or tax credits to purchase coverage for $100 or less per person per month.” [HHS.gov, September 2013]

House Republicans Have Voted 46 Times to Repeal or Dismantle the Affordable Care Act. “Republican elected officials have seen the Affordable Care Act as essentially unfixable—that’s why House Republicans voted 46 times to repeal or delay the implementation of the law, instead of working with the White House over the past three years to identify and solve problems within it of the sort that tend to accumulate in any such massive piece of legislation.” [The Atlantic11/27/13]

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