What options does someone have if they can’t afford health insurance premiums or health care services? What did people do prior to ACA being passed?
- People went without health care
- Used emergency rooms passing costs on to the hospital, and ultimately everyone else through inflated costs
- Took sick days off work, lost productivity
Pre-existing conditions are a big deal for all Americans, whether you have one or not. I’m sure there’s someone you know at work, in your neighborhood or in your family with a pre-existing condition.
If passed today, the GOP’s bill would negatively impact 27% of Americans (at least), and then some because of under funding or an inability to pay for insurance and health care costs. Creating high-risk pools is a no-win situation.
Stay informed. Consumer Reports outlines what the GOP vote means to each of us.
About 27 percent of Americans have pre-existing conditions, according to Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan health policy research organization. If most states apply for waivers, that won’t be enough money to cover all the people who will need financial assistance, says Larry Levitt a senior vice president at Kaiser.
According to a new report by Avalere Health, 2.2 million enrollees in the individual market have pre-existing conditions. Only 660,000 people would be covered by the money allocated by the AHCA.