May 7, 2020

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“Terminate It”: What Trump’s Obamacare Repeal Will Cost Missouri

The following release has been sent to ArizonaFloridaGeorgiaIndianaIowaMontanaNew HampshireNorth CarolinaVermont, and West Virginia

Does Gov. Mike Parson Support the President’s Efforts to Rip Away Health Care from 169,000 Missourians? 

Yesterday, President Trump doubled down on his administration’s ultimate goal to “terminate” the ACA even as the country faces its worst public health crisis in history. The deadly effects that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would cause are unquestionable. 

In Missouri alone:

  • 169,000 people would lose health care coverage, raising the state’s uninsured rate among its nonelderly population from 12.5 percent to 15.8 percent.
  • 2.5 million people with preexisting conditions could face higher premiums, face benefit exclusions, or be denied coverage altogether.
  • $1.2 billion in federal funding for health coverage would be lost.

“President Trump wants to rip away millions of Americans’ health care, even as they need it now more than ever,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “As Missouri faces a deadly pandemic, the question is simple: Does Mike Parson support Trump’s dream of ripping away Missourians’ access to critical, life-saving health care?”