Today, HHS announced ACA enrollment numbers are up, and 3.7 million people are now on track for healthcare coverage starting in January. That’s in addition to the millions of Americans who are already benefiting from the law through its protections for people with pre-existing conditions, elimination of lifetime caps, access to quality preventive care, and so much more.
Enrollment on the federal exchange is spiking and in states across the country people are finding quality affordable healthcare options, and they are signing up:
- In Washington, the Health Benefit Exchange saw an enrollment increase of 55% over the past month and today more than 175,000 of its residents have signed up through the marketplace.
- In New York, more than 100,000 residents have signed up through the state’s health exchange, with private insurance enrollment surging.
- In Kentucky, 11,000 people enrolled in the 10-day period surrounding Thanksgiving, and the state’s kynect health exchange website enrolls about 1,000 Kentuckians a day.
- In Illinois, five times more people selected Insurance plans in November compared to the previous month, and more than 30,000 individuals in the state have enrolled for health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
- In Nevada, 1,800 individuals selected plans through the state’s exchange in one week with 81,000 new visitors to the site last week.
What is the GOP’s response to the 3.7 million people already on track to sign up and the millions more who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act? Repeal the law, rolling back all of these benefits and taking us back to a broken healthcare system where insurance companies were in the driver’s seat.
Here are a few things that would happen if Republicans had their way and repealed the ACA:
- Approximately 105 million Americans could pay more for preventive care, including nearly 47 million women.
- 105 million Americans could be subject to lifetime caps.
- Up to 17 million children with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage or charged more.
- More than 7.1 million seniors and people with disabilities who reached the donut hole would have to spend billions more on their prescription drugs.
- Up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions could be charged more, or denied coverage, which is prohibited beginning in 2014. In total, an estimated 43 percent of people with individual market insurance have a pre-existing condition.
Visit www.TheGOPHealthcarePlan.com for more information on how the GOP’s repeal plan would impact consumers.