How Would Repealing the Affordable Care Act Affect Health Care and Jobs in your State?
Across the country, 29.8 million people would lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act were repealed—more than doubling the number of people without health insurance. And 1.2 million jobs would be lost—not just in health care but across the board.
In Indiana, the number of people without insurance would jump by 103%. 566,000 people would lose their health insurance.
Total employment in Indiana would drop by 0.6%. 18,111 jobs in Indiana would be lost. This would eliminate 5.9 out of every 1,000 jobs. Indiana would lose $1.6 billion in federal health care dollars.
By helping pick up the tab for individual insurance and expanding coverage on Medicaid, the ACA has helped millions of Americans afford their care. If this support were withdrawn, people would have less money to spend on other basic necessities like food and rent.
[Source: Spending cut and coverage loss numbers are from Linda Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, and John Holahan, //Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation//, Urban Institute, 2016. The job loss analysis is from Josh Bivens, //Repealing the Affordable Health Care Act// w//ould cost jobs in every state//, Economic Policy Institute, 2017.]
(From the Economic Policy Institute, 2/2017)