Repeal of Obamacare Will Cause 137,000 Job Losses in Pennsylvania: Study

A report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, a nonprofit government research organization, found the repeal of Obamacare will result in more than 1.1 million Pennsylvania residents losing their health insurance and the loss of more than 137,000 jobs statewide.

Congress has already taken the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform signed into law by President Obama in 2010 that came to be known as Obamacare. It included prohibiting health insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, allowing children to stay on their parent’s health insurance policies until they turn 26 and setting up insurance marketplaces where people without employer-based coverage can purchase subsidized health insurance policies.

President-elect Trump’s campaign included a call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Details on the administration’s proposal to replace the legislation are not yet known.

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