Congress votes tomorrow on TrumpCare.
According to the numbers projected by the Center for American Progress, the average Virginia enrollee will pay $4,000 more annually by 2026. A few points of reference: $4,000 is almost 10% of the median income for Pulaski County. 1,115 Pulaski County residents were enrolled in an ACA plan in 2016 and most aren’t socking their money away in savings accounts or the stock market. So even if the number of enrollees stays the same, that means 4.4 million fewer dollars going into our local economy. (And that number won’t stay the same; it’ll grow.)
Worse than the increase in premiums, CAP estimates that 62,200 of Morgan Griffith’s constituents will lose coverage – more than any other district in Virginia. If that loss is evenly distributed across the ninth district, we will see about 3,000 of our neighbors here in Pulaski County lose their health insurance coverage.
Passage of the AHCA means a $4.4 million cut in the local economy and 3,000 fewer insured people in Pulaski County.
If this concerns you, it’s not too late to call Rep. Griffith’s DC office at (202) 225-3861 to register your opinion on this matter.