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What You'll Lose When Obamacare Is Repealed

What about inmates who already signed up?

1-11-2017 National:

In 2017, more than 11 million people are projected to be covered by policies purchased through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and even those who have private insurance are benefiting from reforms put into place by the passage of Obamacare. Now, a Republican-controlled Congress plans to repeal the ACA as their first act back in session, and President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to sign whatever they send him.

But while “repeal and replace” is catchy and apparently wins elections, the GOP still hasn’t agreed on when each part of Obamacare’s repeal will go into effect, and whether they will include some popular reform planks when they introduce their own replacement plan. While Republicans are insistent that their own plan is in the works, nothing has been released to the public - despite the fact that they have voted repeatedly to repeal the ACA ever since they took the majority in the House in 2011. The delay is purposeful, since many aspects of the Affordable Care Act are extremely popular and constituents don’t want to see them disappear, especially with no replacement plan on the horizon.

How will voters help shape what the “repeal and replace” process looks like? Here are some of the biggest benefits you received thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and how likely it is that each benefit will completely disappear.

Policy: Staying on parental plans until age 26

Currently, you can stay on your parents' health insurance without needing to find your own plan - at least, you can until you are 26. That means not purchasing a more expensive individual plan, which would cost more out of pocket. Taking away the extended minors portion of the ACA will mean once you turn 19 or are no longer a full-time student, you are on your own for insurance coverage, increasing the financial burden on young adults who are unemployed, underemployed, contractors, working for small companies, or those starting their own businesses.

Will it stay or will it go? ..Continued.. by Robin Marty

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