Study: 24 Million Fewer People Would Have Insurance If Health Law Were Repealed
The study also found that the government's spending on health would decrease by $927 billion over 10 years, but, even so, the Congressional Budget Office says the deficit would actually increase if the law were repealed. Meanwhile, consumer advocates are frustrated that Illinois doesn't require insurers to make their premium hikes public until Aug. 1.
Study: Repealing ObamaCare Would Increase Uninsured By 24M
If ObamaCare were repealed, 24 million fewer people would have health insurance in 2021, according to a new study. The study from the Urban Institute finds that 14.5 million fewer people would have coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program and 8.8 million fewer people would have individual private coverage like that offered on the health law’s marketplaces. Another 700,000 fewer people would have health insurance through their jobs. (Sullivan 6/13)
Unlike Other States, Illinois Keeps Potential Obamacare Premium Hikes Secret
More than half of the states have disclosed just how much higher their health care premiums could be next year under the Affordable Care Act, and some of the potential increases are jaw-dropping. But Illinois residents won't get their first look at proposed 2017 premiums until Aug. 1, and that has consumer advocates frustrated. (Sachdev, 6/13)