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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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Snapshot of What Repealing the Affordable Care Act Means for Philadelphians

March 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans spoke on the House Floor today to highlight the number of people in the Second Congressional District who stand to lose their health coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Here is what repealing the Affordable Care Act means for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District:

 

  • 369,000 Philadelphians who receive health coverage from their employer could lose consumer protections.

 

  • 335,300 Philadelphians with health coverage that covers preventative care services could lose their coverage.

 

  • 62,000 Philadelphians covered by Medicaid expansion could lose their coverage.

 

  • 21,800 Philadelphians who receive financial assistance would be at greater risk of not being able to afford coverage.

 

Source: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

 

“Repealing the healthcare law with no adequate replacement plan in sight is an incredible disservice to the American people,” Congressman Evans said. “Philadelphians deserve a healthcare law that provides quality, affordable care. We must continue to speak up and speak out against the new healthcare law that hurts so many people in our city, our state and our nation.” 

 

Please follow this link: bit.ly/2n55VYI to hear the Congressman’s full statement. 

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

 

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