Waves of color surround the Capitol Dome in Washington, February 2017. AP/J. Scott Applewhite
Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–March 20, 2017. As members of Congress abandon the U.S. House of Representatives majority’s health care reform proposal one-by-one ahead of a scheduled floor vote next week, the Center for American Progress released a state-by-state report revealing coverage losses by congressional district. This data analysis based on Congressional Budget Office’s score report shows that an average of 55,000 individuals per district would lose health insurance over the next decade.
“Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have expressed grave concerns for their constituents’ health and well-being under Trumpcare. In Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) own district in Wisconsin, the health care repeal bill would leave leave 42,700 Wisconsinites without coverage,” said Topher Spiro, Vice President for Health Policy at the CAP.
CAP’s report calculates the number of people who would be uninsured in each district under the American Health Care Act for several categories of coverage types.
Click here to download the full district breakdown.
- The Impact of the House ACA Repeal Bill on Enrollees’ Costs: Estimates by States and Over Time by David Cutler, Topher Spiro, and Emily Gee