A new AARP study has found that older Americans could pay as much as $16,174 more per year for health coverage under the Republican bill to repeal ObamaCare sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
According to the AARP report, the Senate GOP’s latch ditch ObamaCare repeal bill “threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans.”
On average, a 60-year-old making $25,000 per year would have to pay as much as $16,174 more per year for health insurance, according to the study.
The Hill notes:
That is a result of the possible elimination of two kinds of ObamaCare subsidies, which help people afford their premiums and out of pocket costs. The bill gives states wide leeway on how they spend a new block grant under the bill, so it is possible that some states could keep some of this subsidy funding, which would lessen the increase in costs.
A 60-year-old making $25,000 per year in Alaska would have to pay as much as $31,790 more per year, and in Arizona, the person would have to pay $22,074 more, according to the AARP study.
“This increase is simply unaffordable,” the study says.