Trump, MAGA Republicans’ ACA Repeal Would Rip Away Health Care From Georgia’s Communities of Color

December 6, 2023

As Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans continue threatening to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and endanger Georgians’ health protections, Georgia’s communities of color are disproportionately at risk of having their health care ripped away.

“If Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans get their way and gut the ACA, communities of color across Georgia would be disproportionately hard-hit by loss of health coverage. Republicans are promising to take an ax to the law that plummeted the uninsured rate among Black and Latino Americans and helped millions get covered,” said DPG Executive Director Kevin Olasanoye. “We can’t let that happen. We’ve got to protect the progress that President Biden and Vice President Harris have made on strengthening the ACA, lowering premiums, reducing the cost of prescription drugs for seniors on Medicare, and more. Georgians’ health is on the ballot next year.”

Here’s what repealing the Affordable Care Act could mean for Georgians:

  • The uninsured rate plummeted among Black and Latino Americans as a result of the ACA, but millions of people of color could be at risk of losing their health care coverage if Trump and MAGA Republicans dismantle it, including:
    • 3.1 million Black Americans
    • 5.4 million Latinos
    • 1.3 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
    • 488,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • If repealed, the uninsured rate would spike for communities of color:
  • 20 percent of Black Americans
  • 30 percent of Latinos
  • 19 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • 24 percent of American Indian and Alaska Natives
  • The ACA has been lifesaving for working families, but Trump and Republicans are threatening to put the progress it has delivered at risk. The ACA has:
  • Insured more than 40 million Americans
  • Lowered costs for families
  • Prohibited insurance companies from refusing coverage because of preexisting conditions
  • Allowed young people under 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance plan
  • Ended lifetime caps on essential care a person can receive
  • Stopped women from having to pay more for coverage simply because of their gender


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