Graham-Cassidy-Heller By the Numbers
September 21, 2017
As Senate Republicans try to force through their secretive Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care repeal bill, without a CBO score or regular order to allow for hearings and debate, here is a look at some numbers from health care experts that show how truly devastating this would be for Americans across the country:
32 million – As many as 32 million people could lose their health insurance after 2026.
15 million – At least 15 million people would lose their coverage in the next year alone.
$4.1 trillion – States are projected to lose as much as $4.1 trillion in federal health care funding over the next two decades.
20 percent – Average premiums could increase by 20%, if not more, in the next year alone.
$16,174 – According to AARP, a 60-year old making $25,ooo could have to pay $16,174 more per year for the same coverage they have today.
31 percent –Federal funding for children who receive Medicaid coverage would be cut by 31% over the next two decades.
15 percent –Federal funding for people with disabilities who receive Medicaid coverage would be cut by 15% over the next two decades.
0 –Guaranteed protections for people with preexisting conditions would be gutted.