Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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1,346,603—number of people in North Carolina who are currently uninsured and eligible to enroll for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning October 1 under the Affordable Care Act (“How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of North Carolina,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

73—percentage of people in North Carolina who are currently uninsured and eligible to enroll for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace who have a full-time worker in their family (Ibid)

4,099,922—number of non-elderly North Carolinians who have some type of pre-existing health condition that because of the Affordable Care Act can longer be used by insurance companies to deny them coverage  beginning January 1, 2014 (Ibid)

539,092—number of children in North Carolina with a pre-existing condition already protected from being denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition (Ibid)

379—amount in dollars of the cost of the monthly premium for a mid-range health insurance plan in North Carolina on the Health Insurance Marketplace for people not eligible for subsidies (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

869,000—estimated number of North Carolinians eligible for a subsidy in the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (“New Health Insurance Tax Credits in North Carolina,” Families USA)

88—amount in dollars of the actual cost of the monthly premium for basic health coverage in the Marketplace for 27-year-old in North Carolina who earns $25,000 a year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

74—amount in dollars of the actual cost of the monthly premium for basic health coverage in the Marketplace for a family of four that earns $50,000 a year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

6.4 million—number of people nationwide eligible to buy insurance who will be able to buy a basic plan in the Marketplace for less than $100 a month (“Under Obamacare, Millions of Americans Will Pay Less Than $100 Per Month For Health Insurance, Think Progress, September 17, 2013)

12.4—number of currently uninsured Americans in the 25 states that have elected to expand Medicaid who will pay less than $100 a month for coverage (“For millions, insurance will cost less than $100/month,” USA Today, September 23, 2013)

24 billion—amount in dollars of the increase of the federal deficit if the Affordable Act is repealed (Congressional Budget Office)

14 million—number of additional people who would be left without health insurance next year if the implementation of the Affordable Care Act was delayed by a year (Ibid)

42—number of times the U.S. House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act as of Monday morning (Center for American Progress)