Republicans have embraced an agenda of repealing the Affordable Care Act, which could raise costs and jeopardize coverage for people across New Hampshire
CONCORD, NH – Today, President Biden and former President Obama announced new measures to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and close the “family glitch” – which according to a KFF analysis affected 36,000 Granite Staters in 2019, preventing them from accessing affordable health insurance. Meanwhile, Republicans continue doubling down on their promise to deliver an agenda of tax hikes and raised health care premiums if they take power.
Just last month, Republican Senator Ron Johnson confirmed that Republicans still want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That would mean that as many as 100 million Americans with preexisting conditions could lose insurance protections, Americans with private insurance could see their premiums skyrocket, 21 million Americans could lose their insurance, and more.
“The announcement today shows how Democrats have been working for more than a decade to not just pass the Affordable Care Act and help Granite Staters access affordable health insurance, but to build on it and continue to lower health care costs for New Hampshire families. Meanwhile, Republicans haven’t stopped trying to overturn the ACA, and are once again jeopardizing care and threatening to make it more expensive. Democrats keep fighting to protect Granite Staters’ health and lower costs, while Republicans keep trying to push us backward,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley.
While Republicans are pushing to overturn the ACA and raise costs, today’s announcement is just the most recent action that Democrats have taken to build on the ACA to make coverage more accessible and affordable. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, over 52,000 Granite Staters are now getting insurance through the marketplaces established by the ACA, saving on average hundreds of dollars a year – no thanks to every single Republican in Congress, all of whom voted against the American Rescue Plan.