Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 9:25 PM
Subject: health care
Newspapers Gave Scant Coverage To Skyrocketing Costs For Seniors Under The AHCA
The AHCA Will Dramatically Increase Costs And Reduce Coverage For Seniors. The AHCA raises age band ratings, allowing insurers to charge seniors fives times as much as younger individuals. Families USA noted that under the AHCA, premiums for older adults “would be 15-20% higher than under current law.” Vox explained that the CBO report found that a 64-year-old making $26,500 would see “more than a 750 percent increase in premiums” or more than half his or her annual income. [Families USA, 3/14/17; Congressional Budget Office, 3/13/17; Vox 3/13/17]
Only Four Articles Addressed The AHCA’s Negative Impact On Seniors. Only four of the 24 articles included in this study addressed the impact the AHCA will have on costs and coverage for the elderly.