May 7, 2020

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

Does Gov. Phil Scott Support the President’s Efforts to Rip Away Health Care from 13,000 Vermonters? 

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 Vermont alone:

  • 13,000 people would lose health care coverage, raising the state’s uninsured rate among its nonelderly population from 6.5 percent to 9.1 percent.
  • 256,800 people with preexisting conditions could face higher premiums, face benefit exclusions, or be denied coverage altogether if they ever needed to turn to the individual market for coverage in another state.
  • $169 million 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 Vermont faces a deadly pandemic, the question is simple: Does Phil Scott support Trump’s dream of ripping away Vermonters’ access to critical, life-saving health care?”