The Affordable Care Act has insured 20 million people, driving the uninsured rate to record lows. Yet all of the GOP presidential candidates propose repealing the Affordable Care Act without offering a comprehensive alternative.
Donald Trump’s health care plan is a rehash of the same old conservative policies and would leave 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions exposed to discrimination from insurers. Under his plan, millions of seniors would also pay more for prescription drugs and families who live just above the poverty line would lose their expanded Medicaid coverage and could go uninsured.
- For the first time ever, the uninsured rate in the U.S. has fallen below 10 percent to 9.1 percent thanks to the Affordable Care Act. TWEET
- The uninsured rate for non-elderly adults (ages 18 to 64) declined by 43 percent between October 2013 and early 2016 (from 20.3 percent to 11.5 percent). TWEET
- More than 6 million young adults (ages 19–25) have gained insurance under the Affordable Care Act. TWEET
- Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 129 million people with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry about an insurer denying or dropping their coverage. TWEET
- Since Medicaid expansion started going into effect, total Medicaid enrollment has increased by 14.5 million people. TWEET