“Terminate It”: What Trump’s Obamacare Repeal Will Cost Arizona
Does Gov. Doug Ducey Support the President’s Efforts to Rip Away Health Care from 297,000 Arizonans?
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 Arizona alone:
- 297,000 people would lose health care coverage, raising the state’s uninsured rate among its nonelderly population from 12.8 percent to 17.7 percent.
- 2.8 million people with preexisting conditions could face higher premiums, face benefit exclusions, or be denied coverage altogether.
- $2.1 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 Arizona faces a deadly pandemic, the question is simple: Does Doug Ducey support Trump’s dream of ripping away Arizonans’ access to critical, life-saving health care?”