One area of the state could lose major healthcare coverage


Republican Congressman Sean Duffy campaigned hard for Donald Trump and carried the rural district for Trump with a victory margin of 20 points – the largest for any congressional district in the state.

But with the overall of the Affordable Care Act, Duffy’s district may have the most to lose. Duffy’s northern Wisconsin district has a lot of residents between the ages of 50 and 60, who rely on the current coverage from the Affordable Care Act and especially the tax credits, which under the Republican’s plan to repeal and replace, will be gone.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Take the case of a fairly typical Obamacare enrollee — a 60-year-old with an income of $30,000.

Nationwide, this man or woman would lose an average of $4,150 per year in health care tax credits and subsidies under the GOP plan, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
But those cuts would vary dramatically from county to county.
In Wisconsin, the cuts would be much smaller in the southwest and south central parts of the state. In Sauk County, for example, a 60-year-old with an income of $30,000 would lose $1,300 in tax credits and subsidies for his or her health care plan compared to current law.
But in some northern and western counties, that assistance would decrease by more than $7,000.

The main reason?

Under Obamacare, the financial aid people get to help them buy their health insurance is more generous in areas where health care costs are higher. Those areas include many rural counties where there are fewer health care providers.

For more on the Duffy-Trump healthcare connection, visit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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