Sherrod Brown hosts roundtable in Youngstown about potential loss of Obamacare
Senator Sherrod Brown was in Youngstown Monday to discuss the potential loss of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
He held the discussion at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, in the wake of a new study that found that 53.9 million Americans and just under two million Ohioans could lose their health insurance if Obamacare is overturned.
"Two million Ohioans have a pre-existing condition, and they lose their consumer protection so that means insurance companies can cancel their insurance, they can put limits on how much insurance will pay for your health care, lifetime caps," Brown said.
Brown reports more than 200,000 Ohioans were enrolled in ACA marketplace insurance in 2019, and that more than 600,000 Ohioans have healthcare coverage because of Medicaid expansion.
If Obamacare is overturned, Brown said the number of uninsured Americans would increase by 65 percent.