ACA Sabotage Will Result in Massive Premium Hikes for Familes

Data Shows Family of Four Will Pay an Average Increase of $4,210 In Health Care Premium Costs Thanks To Republican Sabotage of the ACA

North Carolinians For a Fair Economy is highlighting a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) showing how recent efforts by President Trump and Congressman George Holding to sabotage and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) accounts for an average increase of $4210 in the health insurance premiums for a family of four in Congressman Holding’s own congressional district.

Congressman Holding has voted 23 times to repeal or undermine the ACA. The result of his efforts has been disastrous for his constituents who – if he has his way – will make health care– especially for those with preexisting conditions unavailable or out of reach financially.

The CAP report also notes that for a 40-year-old individual and for a 55-year-old couple in the 2nd congressional district the Trump/Holding repeal and sabotage policy would account for $1330 and $4640 in annual increased premiums, respectively. The CAP report details how these amounts are directly attributable to Congressman George Holding’s votes to repeal and undermine the ACA, which has provided millions with affordable, accessible health care.

Furthermore, the figures cited in the CAP report for the 2nd congressional district of North Carolina are over one-third higher than the national average.

Congressman George Holding and his votes to repeal and undermine healthcare for his constituents is abhorrent and he bears the responsibility for the potential unavailability and increased costs of healthcare his constituents must now endure.

The report can be read here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2018/07/24/453917/estimated-increases-2019-premiums-congressional-district-due-aca-sabotage/

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