Understanding the GOP’s Latest ACA Replacement Plan
Donna Rosato, Consumer Reports
The plan could cause huge numbers of people to lose their insurance and others to be forced to pay a lot more to have health care coverage.
That’s a worry many consumer advocates share. “This leaked proposal is not a valid replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The proposal fails to meet even the basic standards contained in the current law,” says Laura MacCleery, Vice President of Policy and Mobilization for Consumer Reports.
Consumers Union, the policy and action arm of Consumer Reports, recently sent a letter to Congress outlining principles that any potential replacement plan should meet, and is sharing these principles with policymakers.
Many Americans are worried about their ability to afford health insurance, according to Consumer Reports’ new Consumer Voices Survey. It found that 55 percent of Americans are not sure that they or their loved ones will be able to pay for the health insurance they need.