Skinny Repeal Bill Would Raise Average Premiums by $1,238 and Increase Uninsured

July 25, 2017
Center for American Progress

SUMMARY: Analysis by the Center for American Progress showed that a Republican Senate proposal known as a “skinny” version of repealing the Affordable Care Act would have a dramatic impact on health care premiums. By discouraging participation of younger and healthier Americans in the health care exchange marketplace, the average premium available through the Affordable Care Act exchange could increase by $1,238 each year. 

Estimates by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office stated that the repeal proposal would also result in 15 million fewer Americans with health insurance over a decade.