- On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump famously asked America’s black voters to support his candidacy, saying, “What the hell do you have to lose?” The answer, it turns out, is health insurance.
- A new analysis from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities finds that African Americans could be disproportionately affected by the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
- According to the report, more than one-third of African-Americans currently get their health insurance through Medicaid and 1 in 10 of them would lose coverage under the GOP plan.
- The ACA allowed states to expand the number of people eligible for Medicaid to any individual or family making up to 138% of the federal poverty line. The Republicans’ replacement plan would roll back that provision over a number of years. Read more (3/17/17 11:47 AM)