10 cities most affected by AHCA

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  • March 23 2017, 12:41pm EDT

10 cities most affected by AHCA

Comparative analysis looks at how the Republican proposed healthcare law stacks up against the Affordable Care Act, and how cities across the country would be affected if enacted.

Methodology

In order to gauge the AHCA’s impact on individuals who buy their own insurance, personal finance website WalletHub compared the differences in premium subsidies that the average households in 457 U.S. cities would receive under the ACA and AHCA. To assess ACA subsidies, WalletHub used the Kaiser Family Foundation’s health insurance marketplace calculator, using a two-person household with a median income. For the AHCA, the analysis used the age-based dollar amounts:

Age: 20-29
Premium tax credit: $4,000

Age: 30-39
Premium tax credit: $5,000

Age: 40-59
Premium tax credit: $6,000

Age: 50-59
Premium tax credit: $7,000

Age: 60 and older
Premium tax credit: $8,000

Based on the data, these following cities would be hit hardest under the GOP’s proposed bill when it comes to tax credits.

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Ashville, N.C.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,232
Subsidy difference: -$4,232

Witchita Falls, Texas

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,434
Subsidy difference: -$4,434

Birmingham, Alab.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,494
Subsidy difference: -$4,494

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Fayetteville, N.C.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,687
Subsidy difference: -$4,687

Greenville, N.C.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $4,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,067
Subsidy difference: -$5,067

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $10,786
Subsidy difference: -$5,786

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Reading, Pa.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $4,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $10,149
Subsidy difference: -$6,149

Syracuse, N.Y.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $4,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $10,398
Subsidy difference: -$6,398

Anchorage, Alaska

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $12,748
Subsidy difference: -$7,748

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Yuma, Ariz.

Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $12,815
Subsidy difference: -$7,815