Monday numbers

Monday numbers

 

1,700—amount in dollars less on average nationally that the Republican heath care proposal would give consumers to help with insurance premiums in 2020 than the Affordable Care Act (“House Tax Credits Would Make Health Insurance Far Less Affordable in High-Cost States, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 9, 2017)

11—number of states where consumers would see their tax credits to buy health insurance fall by more than $3,000 (Ibid)

5,360—amount in dollars that the tax credit for health insurance premiums in North Carolina would fall under the Republican health care proposal (Ibid)

65—percentage reduction in tax credit for health insurance premiums in North Carolina under the Republican health care proposal (Ibid)

1,113—amount in dollars of the net annual insurance premium in North Carolina in 2020 under the Affordable Care Act for a 45 year old with an income of $22,000 (Ibid)

5,697—amount in dollars of the net annual insurance premium in North Carolina in 2020 under the Republican health care proposal for a 45 year old with an income of $22,000 (Ibid)

382—percentage increase in cost of health care premiums in North Carolina under the Republican health care proposal for a 45 year old with an income of $22,000 (Ibid)

2—rank of North Carolina among the 50 states with the largest increase in the cost of health care premiums under the Republican heath care proposal for 45 year old with an income of $22,000 (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars of the average tax cut in the Republican health care plan for people earning $20,000 to 30,000 (House Republicans’ ACA Repeal Plan Would Mean Big Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Insurers, Drug Companies,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 8, 2017)

0—amount in dollars of the average Medicare tax cut in the Republican health care plan for people earning $75,000 to $100,000 (Ibid)

4,740—amount in dollars of the average Medicare tax cut in the Republican health care plan for people earning $500,000 to $1,000,000 (Ibid)

54,130—amount in dollars of the average Medicare tax cut in the Republican health care plan for people earning more than $1 million (Ibid)

15 million—total number of people who are likely to lose health insurance coverage under the Republican health proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (“Expect the CBO to estimate large coverage losses from the GOP health care plan,” Brookings Institution, March 9, 2017)

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