How the American Health Care Act Leaves Near-Elderly People Behind

The Atlantic

Around 15.5% of Ohio’s population (age 65 and up) could be pushed out of the health care system under the congressional tax plan.

“The entire mechanism of the [congressional health plan]’s savings and premium reductions for healthier and wealthier people lies in making coverage too expensive for older, sicker people with less money.”

“Essentially, the [plan] works by abandoning a key goal of health reform altogether, and carving out some of the most expensive people to cover—while simply not offering them a more affordable coverage option.”

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