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Estimate: 344,000 Marylanders Would Lose Health Insurance if ACA Repealed

With the Affordable Care Act under renewed attack in a federal appeals court in Texas, the Urban Institute is estimating that overturning the ACA would result in almost 20 million more Americans being uninsured and would lower federal health care spending by $135 billion this year.

Now the Center for American Progress has projected what the roll of the uninsured would look like by congressional district if the ACA is repealed.

Overall, 344,000 Marylanders would be at risk of losing their health care coverage, according to this estimate. The losses would be broken down this way:

1st District: 42,000

2nd District: 48,000

3rd District: 37,000

4th District: 60,000

5th District: 26,000

6th District: 37,000

7th District: 56,000

8th District: 38,000

Nationwide, the nation’s 435 congressional districts would see more than 45,000 people lose their health insurance, on average. But there are wide variations.

California’s 34th District, which covers downtown Los Angeles and several nearby Latino neighborhoods, would see 121,000 people thrown off the health insurance rolls. Hawaii’s 1st District, which covers Honolulu and surrounding communities, would see 4,000 people lose their insurance.

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