Even though we are moving towards value-based care solutions, patients are facing other challenges. More than 100 million people with pre-existing conditions may face an uncertain future if the Affordable Care Act is repealed as observed by a new analysis.
More than half of Americans not enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid having pre-existing conditions may lead to medical underwriting or denied coverage if protection under the ACA are repealed as noted by Avalere analysis. Thus, 102 million people would be at risk due to pre-existing condition.
Dan Mendelson, founder of Avalere mentioned that almost every American has someone with an existing health condition in their family at any given point of time. This is the reason why Americans are so concerned with the issue and why they expect durable, bipartisan solutions that maintain and strengthen healthcare security.
This report has been released shortly after Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that he would lead another repeal effort “if we had the votes to completely start over,” a nod to the coming midterm elections. Several candidates, and President Trump himself, have mentioned they support protections for pre-existing conditions, even though 20 GOP attorneys general have sued to pull down the law.