- 664,000 Ohioans gained health care coverage during the first five years of the ACA
- Ohio’s uninsured rate before the ACA went into effect was 12.3%
- Ohio’s uninsured rate in 2015 was 6.5%; a drop of 5.8%
- 81,000 young adults have benefited from being allowed to stay on their parents’ insurance plan until age 26
- 5,053,131 Ohioans have pre-existing conditions that the ACA required insurers to cover
- 174,488 Ohioans in the individual marketplace received a tax credit to help with coverage payment.
On March 13, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its analysis of the ACA repeal and replace legislation known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The CBO found that over 14 million people would lose their coverage in 2018. The number of uninsured would grow to 21 million by 2020 and over 24 million by 2026. The analysis also found that over 7 million people with employer-sponsored insurance would lose that coverage. Furthermore, the AHCA would result in increased premiums for individuals over the age of 45, with substantial increases for those over 60.
Additional links to information provided by the AAFP include:
- AAFP Letter to President Trump – November 9, 2016
- AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership – December 28, 2016
- AAFP Letter to Ways & Means Committee
- AAFP Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee
- AAFP Letter to House Budget Committee
(the AAFP, the American Academy of Pediatricians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association)