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What could be taken away if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?

The benefits of the Affordable Care Act law have already begun. Here is what could happen if the law does not stay intact.

  • Children could be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition (asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health insurance companies could drop people from coverage if they get sick.
  • Health insurance companies could again set lifetime limits on benefits.
  • Parents would be unable to cover their adult children on their plans.
  • Seniors who are in the Medicare “doughnut hole” would pay more for prescription drugs.
  • Preventative care would be more expensive for people in Medicare and private insurance plans.
  • Small businesses and non-profits would lose tax credits for providing coverage for their employees.
  • Oversight of insurance companies (rates, accountability) would be weakened.