Mitt Romney is campaigning on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the landmark health care law President Obama signed to expand and protect quality health care coverage.
Take a look at just five of the ways Romney would hurt millions of Americans if he got his way.
Millions of Americans could lose access to preventive services, including cancer screenings, blood pressure tests, and flu shots. [Source: HHS]
Insurance companies could continue to deny coverage to as many as 129 million people with a pre-existing condition if they try to buy insurance on their own. [Source: HealthCare.gov]
Young people could be kicked off their parents’ insurance when they turn 18 or graduate from college, instead of being covered until they are 26. [Source: HHS]
Americans who fall into the Medicare “doughnut hole” would lose crucial discounts on prescriptions. [Source: HHS]
Insurance companies could go back to spending as much as 40% of premiums on administrative overhead like CEO salaries and marketing. [Source: Healthcare.gov]