Congress voted 64 times to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the last 6 years, and yet never offered any specific plan to replace it. Now, repeal is almost certain, putting the health — and lives — of countless Marylanders at risk, in addition to having enormous economic consequences. Here’s what Maryland stands to lose if the the ACA is repealed (source document in links)

Nearly half a million Marylanders may lose their health care coverage.

  • 476,000 Marylanders could lose their coverage if the ACA is entirely or partially repealed.
  • Even more Marylanders, roughly 2.5 million people, have pre-existing health conditions and could be denied coverage altogether or be charged significantly more.
  • 41,000 young adults are at risk of losing the coverage they now have on their parents’ plans. 

There will be higher costs for insurance premiums, prescription drugs, and for being a woman.

Coverage for preventive services, protection from personal financial disaster, and behavioral health services could be eliminated.

Maryland's overall healthcare system would be severely weakened.

Download a PDF Version of this FACT Sheet here.