Four Things to Know About the House's Effort to Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
While the House passed a bill to repeal the ACA last month, the Senate is crafting a bill behind closed doors without hearings, debates or public drafts. They’ve even refused to release the text – keeping it from senators who fear it will drastically hurt the the LGBTQ community. Here’s what we do know about the repeal effort that passed the House:
- •It would result in at least 14 million Americans losing insurance by 2018 and 23 million being uninsured by 2026 – including skyrocketing the uninsured rate of kids by 50 percent.
- •It would allow companies to once again deny health insurance to someone living with a pre-existing condition including people living with HIV.
- •It would dramatically alter Medicaid, causing millions of women, children, the disabled and people living with HIV to lose health coverage.
- •It would threaten the funding of Planned Parenthood and their clinics, which often serve as the only quality-affordable LGBTQ friendly health provider in communities.