1000% increase in health insurance premiums for 60 year olds?
Graham-Cassidy Legislation Threatens Affordable Coverage for Older Americans Lina Walker, Jane Sung, Claire Noel-Miller, and Olivia Dean The Graham-Cassidy (GC) bill, as proposed on September 13, 2017, threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans. The bill eliminates two sources of financial assistance – premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions – critical to ensuring that low- to moderate-income older adults are able to afford the coverage they need. For a 60-year-old earning $25,000 a year, premiums and out-of-pocket costs could increase by as much as $16,174 a year if they wanted to keep their current coverage. i The bill may also allow states to charge older adults age 50-64 significantly higher premiums than under current law on the basis of their age by waiving federal protections that limit the practice known as age rating.
A call to action:
Hammer your R’s Senators and Representatives with phone calls.
- Keyword: Oppose Graham-Cassidy
- Keyword: Protect my Obamacare
- Keyword: Pay the CSR’s
- Keyword: See you at townhall.
Please, make two calls to each of your R senators and one to your R representative today, tomorrow and every day including Sunday until the 30th.