If President Donald Trump and the Republicans controlling Congress follow through on promises to repeal and replace Obamacare, a lot would change in Pennsylvania and across the country.
Just how much change?
The pro-Obamacare Pennsylvania Health Funders Foundation quantified a sudden death of the healthcare exchange in numbers, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Don Sapatkin.
For residents in the state, the elimination of the Affordable Care Act could:
- expose 2.5 million people on Medicare to high prescription drug costs
- dispose of policies for one million people on Medicaid or subsidized health insurance
- block $3.6 billion from flowing into the state
- shed 137,000 jobs
- reverse a $2.7 billion increase in 2015 hospital revenues
- affect 9.7 million in some way
In its report on repealing Obamacare, the foundation also drilled down to the specific stats for Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties, as well as each congressional district in the state.