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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.
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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.
1. Ashville.jpeg
Ashville, N.C.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,232
Subsidy difference: -$4,232
2. Witchita Falls.jpeg
Witchita Falls, Texas
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,434
Subsidy difference: -$4,434
3. Birmingham.jpeg
Birmingham, Alab.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,494
Subsidy difference: -$4,494
4. Fayetteville.jpeg
Fayetteville, N.C.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,687
Subsidy difference: -$4,687
5. Greenville.jpeg
Greenville, N.C.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $4,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $9,067
Subsidy difference: -$5,067
6. Chatanooga.jpeg
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $10,786
Subsidy difference: -$5,786
7. Reading.jpeg
Reading, Pa.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $4,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $10,149
Subsidy difference: -$6,149
8. Syracuse.jpeg
Syracuse, N.Y.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $4,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $10,398
Subsidy difference: -$6,398
9. Anchorage.jpeg
Anchorage, Alaska
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $12,748
Subsidy difference: -$7,748
10. Yuma.jpeg
Yuma, Ariz.
Average AHCA tax subsidy: $5,000
Average ACA Subsidy: $12,815
Subsidy difference: -$7,815