The numbers were analyzed by
According to their analysis, the lost funding could hurt businesses and healthcare for residents.
"People don't understand the ripple effect," said
Partnership manages care plans for 14 counties, with more than 566,000 members living in the
"We had more access to preventive care and less visits to the emergency room," Bradshaw said.
If plans to repeal were to go forward, neighboring
Bradshaw added that if the Affordable Care Act were repealed and people lost insurance coverage, local emergency rooms might have to bear the brunt of unreimbursed costs.
Healthcare has become a a hot topic at lawmakers' town hall meetings. LaMalfa held a telephone town hall early March where questions about healthcare were a significant part of the conversation. While he supported the newly written American Health Care Act, he reminded people that the Affordable Care Act would remain in place until 2020.
According to the
Bradshaw said the next step is to meet with stakeholders, others in the healthcare industry and with legislators, including Rep.
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