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NC FACES 2ND HIGHEST COST INCREASES IN US UNDER REPUBLICAN ACA REPEAL

March 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington – North Carolina will see the second highest consumer cost increases in the nation under the Republican ACA repeal legislation, according to new data from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. By 2020, the average North Carolinian will face a health care cost increase of over $7,500, including a $5,921 premium increase and $1,628 a year in increased out-of-pocket costs.  

These cost increases will disproportionately impact lower-income and older North Carolinians. A 60-year-old with $22,000 in income would face a premium increase of over $14,500, or roughly 66 percent of income.

Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) has released a report detailing the impact of the Republican proposal.