More Americans Rely On The ACA As Trump Fights To Take It Away
October 1, 2020
Trump is fighting in court to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans in the middle of a pandemic while more and more Americans are relying on the Affordable Care Act. One candidate wants to take away Americans’ health care while the other wants to increase access to care — it’s really that simple.
Over 4 million Americans turned to Medicaid during the pandemic as Trump fought to terminate the ACA, including its Medicaid expansion.
CNN: “Just over 4 million more Americans turned to Medicaid last spring as the coronavirus pandemic upended the nation’s economy, new federal data released Wednesday shows.”
Nearly half a million Americans turned to the ACA, which Trump is fighting to eliminate, after they lost their health insurance during the pandemic.
CNN: “Meanwhile, nearly half a million Americans turned to the federal Obamacare exchanges earlier this year after losing health insurance coverage, according to federal data released in June.”
Even before the pandemic hit, nearly 30 million Americans lacked health care last year and millions more will lose it if Trump succeeds in court.
Washington Post: “Nearly 30 million people in the country lacked coverage at some point during 2019, 1 million more than in the previous year.”
Trump wants to take health care away from millions of Americans, while millions could gain it under Biden. It’s really quite simple.
Vox: “If Trump wins, 20 million people could lose health insurance. If Biden wins, 25 million could gain it.”