“Terminate It”: What Trump’s Obamacare Repeal Will Cost North Carolina
Does Dan Forest Support the President’s Efforts to Rip Away Health Care from 503,000 North Carolinians?
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 North Carolina alone:
- 503,000 people would lose health care coverage, raising the state’s uninsured rate among its nonelderly population from 13.3 percent to 19.1 percent.
- 4.2 million people with preexisting conditions could face higher premiums, face benefit exclusions, or be denied coverage altogether.
- $4.6 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 North Carolina faces a deadly pandemic, the question is simple: Does Dan Forest support Trump’s dream of ripping away North Carolinians’ access to critical, life-saving health care?”