Impact of Repeal of ACA on First Congressional District (CD-1) of NYState

This was published in March 2017 by the Committee on Energy & Commerce, the Democratic Staff Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Democratic Staff (US House of Representatives)

This fact sheet summarizes what is at stake when Zeldin supports repeal of the ACA
Here are the highlights specific to NY’s CD-1:

1) The uninsured rate has gone from 9.5% to 5.6% under the ACA – this could be reversed

2) 423,300 likely to lose cancer screenings and flu shots currently covered by ACA

3) 482,000 with employer-sponsored insurance, likely to lose protection against annual and lifetime limits, protection against unfair policy rescissions, and coverage of preexisting health conditions

4) 23,100 who have purchased high quality Marketplace coverage now stand to lose their coverage as ACA marketplaces are dismantled

5) 4,700 individuals in the district who received financial assistance to purchase Marketplace coverage in 2016, risk that coverage will become unaffordable when premium tax credits are eliminated

6) 1,600 individuals receiving cost-sharing reductions to help with deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance, now at risk as cost-sharing reductions are eliminated

7) 41,800 individuals covered by Medicaid expansion now stand to lose coverage

I think point #3 and #7 are most worrisome.  Loss of protections against insurance excessess, we all not what that means! Loss of Medicaid expansion means that our hospitals and Emergency Rooms will suffer.  There are 4 major hospitals in CD1 that serve a large population of under-insured or uninsured patients.  The costs for their care ultimately are borne by the rest of us!  Loss of Medicaid expansion is the reason that nearly all the hospital associations oppose Republican efforts to replace ACA without Medicaid expansion.  Zeldin just isn’t listening.
Reminder: Lee Zeldin won the last election by 53,042 votes.


About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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3 Responses to Impact of Repeal of ACA on First Congressional District (CD-1) of NYState

  1. Frances McArthur says:

    Zeldin lucked out. He didn’t actually have to vote to repeal the Obama plan. We need to get going on tax plans now, not to mention the Russian scandal.

  2. Yes, Frances, he did luck out. But he is on the record. And he betrayed his constituents – I want them to know that. 🙂

  3. Pingback: New York Hosp. Assoc. “bigly” upset | Resist and Replace

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