Bay Area Residents Would Be Hit Hard Under The Republican Health Care Plan
A 40-year-old Santa Clara County resident who earns $30,000 a year and pays a $5,790 annual premium under a benchmark silver plan would receive $1,240 less in tax credits under Senate Republicans' proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act compared to the Affordable Care Act.
The Mercury News:
Senate Health Care Proposal More Expensive For Bay Area Residents
Health care costs for Bay Area residents who buy their insurance on the individual market would be more expensive under the Senate’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act compared to the GOP House plan, according to new county level projections of premiums and tax credits by the Menlo Park-based Kaiser Family Foundation. As the GOP majority Senate prepares to vote this week to dismantle Obamacare, estimates of how much a person buying their own insurance would have to pay in 2020 under the Senate replacement bill compared to Obamacare show that in some counties, Bay Area residents would lose up to four times as much in tax credits under the Senate plan versus the Republican-led House plan, which passed on May 4. (Seipel, 6/26)
Californians Contemplate ‘Unthinkable Choices’ If GOP Health Plan Becomes Law
People in the state’s health industry, from advocates to clinic directors, were left reeling by the new CBO report, which estimated the Senate Republican health plan would create an additional 22 million uninsured Americans by 2026. ... The Republican bill would radically cut federal funding for Medicaid, even more deeply than what was proposed in the House bill. (Feibel, 6/26)