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Gaps in Coverage Among People With Pre-Existing Conditions

6.3 million

people could potentially face higher premiums under the House’s American Health Care Act, due to pre-existing health conditions

Compare House Approved American Health Care Act to Current Law

Compare How the Plans Approach

  • Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Subsidies for People with Individual Market Plans
  • Employer Requirements and Provisions
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Pre-ACA Market Practices Provide Lessons for ACA Replacement Approaches

There were many aspects of the pre-ACA non-group market that made it difficult for people with health problems to get and keep non-group coverage.  Any proposal for replacing the ACA will have to determine which, if any, of these previous insurance practices will once again be permitted.

Map: Estimates of Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces by Congressional District

Of 11.5 million ACA marketplace enrollees nationally as of March 2016, 6.3 million live in Republican congressional districts and 5.2 million live in districts with a Democratic representative.

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