The Coastal Packet: Tens of thousands of Mainers would be hurt by Obamacare cutback

Wednesday, December 7

Tens of thousands of Mainers would be hurt by Obamacare cutback

Maine Beacon - More than 63,000 Mainers ... receive a monthly premium support tax credit averaging $342 in order to afford coverage. Many more have benefited from other provisions of the Act, including a prohibition on denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

It’s not clear exactly how president-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Congress will go about attempting to repeal the law, also known as Obamacare. In the past they have passed bills repealing it completely with no alternative mechanism for coverage, but that was when they knew that President Obama’s veto would prevent their proposals from becoming law.

On Friday, Maine Senator Susan Collins expressed some opposition to a repeal of the ACA without a plan to continue some of its key provisions, including coverage for those who have purchased insurance through the marketplace.

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