AHCA Impact on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s 50th District

AHCA Impact on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s 50th District

Representative Duncan D. Hunter is a son of former congressional representative, Duncan L. Hunter, and currently represents California’s 50 District, which includes Escondido, in U.S. House of Representative.

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How will the Americans Health Care Act (AHCA) affect us, constituents in the 50th U.S. Congressional District?

From the Center of American Progress’ analyses, Coverage Losses Under the ACA Repeal Bill for Congressional Districts in All States and Number of Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions by Congressional District:

  • 45,900 people in district 50 will likely lose health insurance coverage, including Medicaid and employer-sponsored health insurance, for 2026 under AHCA
Net Loss in Health Insurance Coverage for 2026, by Congressional District and Coverage Type
Net Loss in Health Insurance Coverage for 2026, by Congressional District and Coverage Type
  • 320,600 people, who are under 64 years old and have a pre-existing condition in district 50, may pay higher or be denied health insurance coverage under the AHCA and MacArthur Amendment
Number of People with Pre-Existing Conditions, by Congressional District
Number of People with Pre-Existing Conditions, by Congressional District

From Kaiser Family Foundation’s Premiums and Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act: Interactive Maps (before the MacArthur Amendment):

  • If you’re 27 years old living in San Diego and earning $20,000 income (with no pre-existing conditions):
Premiums under the ACA: Premiums under the AHCA:
Premium paid after tax credit: $960 Premium paid after tax credit: $1,280
% of Income: 5% % of Income: 6%
Premium: $3,560 Premium: $3,280
ACA tax credit: $2,600 AHCA tax credit: $2,000
$ change from ACA to AHCA: $320
% change from ACA to AHCA: 34%

  • If you’re 60 years old living in San Diego and earning $20,000 income (with no pre-existing conditions):
Premiums under the ACA: Premiums under the AHCA:
Premium paid after tax credit: $960 Premium paid after tax credit: $8,380
% of Income: 5% % of Income: 42%
Premium: $9,220 Premium: $12,380
ACA tax credit: $8,260 AHCA tax credit: $4,000
$ change from ACA to AHCA: $7,420
% change from ACA to AHCA: 775%

From Covered California Releases Regional Analysis of Support Provided to Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act Compared to Changes Proposed in the American Health Care Act (before the MacArthur Amendment):

And from House GOP Health Plan Cuts Tax Credits, Raises Costs by Thousands of Dollars for Californians: average total healthcare costs would rise to $2,276 for those covered under Covered California in San Diego.

Out-of-Pocket and Total Costs
Out-of-Pocket and Total Costs

What has our House representative, Duncan Hunter, said about the ACA & AHCA?

In his town hall on March 11, 2017 at Ramona Mainstage, Representative Hunter said he supports a full repeal of ACA, but the repeal and replace as it stands now is OK. In response to a constituent asking him about healthcare coverage, Representative Hunter said: “We’re not guaranteeing care for everyone. We’re guaranteeing access to healthcare for everyone.”

Back in 2009 when President Obama and the House were working to pass the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Hunter pledged that he “will not vote to enact any health care reform bill that he has not read in its entirety or has not been available to the American people on the Internet for at least 72 hours.”

Rep. Hunter's Statement on Health Care Reform Proposal
Rep. Hunter’s Statement on Health Care Reform Proposal

Will Representative Hunter vote to pass the AHCA and take away our healthcare coverage?

Per the LA Times as of May 2, 2017, Rep. Hunter supports the AHCA.

On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1628 the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a 217-213 vote. Rep. Hunter voted yes.

House Roll Call for AHCA
House Roll Call for AHCA

He voted on a bill in which the full text of the Upton Amendment was barely made available until yesterday evening, there were no final CBO scores on either the MacArthur Amendment or the Upton Amendment, there were barely any public hearings, and there were only 3 hours of debate allowed (with no further amendments allowed to be proposed during the debate). He broke his pledge.

He voted yes on a bill that he knew would take away our health care protections. He voted yes on a bill under which 45,900 of his constituents will likely lose health insurance coverage, including Medicaid and employer-sponsored health insurance. He voted yes on a bill under which 320,600 people, who are under 64 years old and have a pre-existing condition in district 50, may pay higher or be denied health insurance coverage. He voted yes.

Actions

1) Contact Representative Hunter and ask him to vote against H.R.1628 (American Health Care Act of 2017). Ask him:

  • Will he vote to pass the AHCA and take away healthcare coverage from 45,900 constituents in his district?
  • Will he vote to pass the AHCA and take away healthcare coverage protections from 320,600 constituents in his district?
  • Will he vote to pass the AHCA and increase our healthcare premiums by on average $4,816.00?

2) Post to social and ask him to vote against H.R.1628 (AHCA). Examples for Twitter:

.@Rep_Hunter, are you going to vote for AHCA & take away our healthcare & of 45,900 constituents in your district? pic.twitter.com/G4zmZxLYT1

.@Rep_Hunter, are u going 2 vote 4 AHCA & take away protections for 320,600 in ur district w/pre-existing condition? pic.twitter.com/lQzrKARhaD

.@Rep_Hunter, are u going 2 vote for AHCA & increase our premiums by $4,816.00 on average? #ProtectOurCare #SaveACA pic.twitter.com/dhWIF7OaIx

There’re 320,600 people w/pre-existing condition in your district, @Rep_Hunter. Please vote no on the AHCA pic.twitter.com/uB2hC8TeoJ

For Facebook:

Congressman Duncan Hunter, are you going to vote for AHCA & take away our healthcare and of 45,900 constituents in your district? #ProtectOurCare #SaveACA goo.gl/4rBGqE https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-sn8pAUIAAa27X.jpg:large

Congressman Duncan Hunter, are you going to vote for AHCA & take away protections for 320,600 in your district with pre-existing conditions? #ProtectOurCare #SaveACA goo.gl/4rBGqE https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-so6joVYAEa8A1.jpg:large

Congressman Duncan Hunter, are you going to vote for AHCA & increase our premiums by $4,816.00 on average? goo.gl/4rBGqE https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-sqLfcVwAAN5E_.jpg:large #ProtectOurCare #SaveACA

There are 320,600 people, who are under 64 years old and have a pre-existing condition, in Congressman Duncan Hunter’s 50th District. Call him and ask him to vote no on the AHCA. #ResistTrumpCare #ProtectOurCare https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-9WhpDUwAA3kut.jpg:large

Thank you to Indivisible San Diego Central for the graphics below!

Vote No on the AHCA, Rep. Hunter
Vote No on the AHCA, Rep. Hunter

And Indivisible Data!

Trumpcare Removes Pre-Existing Condition Protection
Trumpcare Removes Pre-Existing Condition Protection

See also District Digital Payback Toolkit for CA50.

For a fact sheet on the AHCA impact on California, see House Republican Health Plan Would Mean More
Uninsured, Costlier Coverage in California
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