Click here for a list of congressional offices in Washington, D.C. You can use the phone numbers and ask for the housing staffer who handles healthcare issues for the office.
In New Jersey:
Up to 1.8 million seniors, people with disabilities and children would see their health care reduced
250,000 residents who have purchased insuring through the Marketplace would experience an average $2,740 increase in out-of-pocket health care – making insurance unaffordable for many of them
Nationally, the ACA repeal would:
Cause 24 million people to lose coverage: 1 in 10 non-elderly people who would otherwise have insurance would lose it.
Effectively end the ACA Medicaid expansion.
Cut $840 billion from Medicaid over 10 years, with most of the savings going to wealthy people and insurance, pharmaceutical, and other corporations.
For low-income individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA has been a lifeline.
The new, revised Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) bill to repeal the ACA is worse than the previous version that was not brought to a vote a few weeks ago. The repeal of the ACA could endanger the health and welfare of thousands of individuals and families in each congressional district.
The new legislation would be very bad for persons with mental illness or a substance use disorder.
roll back key pre-existing conditions protections and standards that require plans to cover services like mental health, substance abuse treatment, maternity care and prohibitions against lifetime and annual limits.
This negotiated amendment has made it more likely that the bill may pass the House, unless moderate Republicans lead to protect their constituents.
“Nearly 4 million New Jersey residents with pre-existing health conditions could lose their ability to get adequate insurance under revised Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.”