Monday numbers

Monday numbers

 

1.3 million—number of people with a serious mental illness who will lose health care coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed (“ACA Repeal Would Jeopardize Treatment for Millions with Substance Use Disorders, Including Opioid Addiction, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, February 9, 2017)

2.8 million—number of people with substance abuse disorders who will lose health care coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed (Ibid)

220,000—number of people with opioid disorders who will lose health care coverage of the Affordable Care Act is repealed (Ibid)

94 million—number of people in 2015 who reported binge drinking, using illicit drugs, or misusing prescription drugs in a report by the U.S. Surgeon General. (Ibid)

47,000—number of deaths from drug overdoses in 2014 (Ibid)

61—percent of drug overdose deaths in 2014 from opioid use (Ibid)

19—number of states that saw an increase in drug overdose deaths from 2014 to 2015 (Ibid)

14.5—percentage increase in North Carolina in drug overdose deaths from 2014 to 2015 (Drug Overdose Death Data, Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

20—percentage of people with substance use or mental health disorders who were hospitalized but uninsured in 2013 (“ACA Repeal Would Jeopardize Treatment for Millions with Substance Use Disorders, Including Opioid Addiction, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, February 9, 2017)

5— percentage of people with substance use or mental health disorders who were hospitalized but uninsured in 2015 (Ibid)

29.8 million—increase in the overall number of uninsured people in the United States in 2019 if Congress partially repeals the Affordable Care Act through the budget process (“Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation,” Urban Institute, December 6, 2016)

1.14 million—number of people in North Carolina who are currently uninsured with ACA in place (“Republican Health Reform Repeal Plan Would Leave 30 Million More Uninsured, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, December 7, 2016) 

2.16 million—number of people in North Carolina who would be uninsured in 2019 if the ACA was repealed (Ibid)