With the average health-insurance premium estimated to rise 15 to 20 percent in the next two years and federal tax credits expected to decrease under the recently proposed American Health Care Act, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Cities Most Affected by Trumpcare.
To gauge the impact of the Republican-proposed health plan on people who buy their own insurance, WalletHub’s analysts compared 457 U.S. cities based on the differences in premium subsidies that the average household would receive under Obamacare and Trumpcare.
|Cities Most Affected* by Trumpcare||Cities Least Affected* by Trumpcare|
|1||Yuma, AZ||T-435||Scottsdale, AZ|
|2||Anchorage, AK||T-435||Huntington Beach, CA|
|3||Syracuse, NY||T-435||Torrance, CA|
|4||Reading, PA||T-435||Thousand Oaks, CA|
|5||Chattanooga, TN||T-435||Arvada, CO|
|6||Greenville, NC||T-435||Carlsbad, CA|
|7||Fayetteville, NC||T-435||Centennial, CO|
|8||Birmingham, AL||T-435||Mission Viejo, CA|
|9||Wichita Falls, TX||T-435||Livonia, MI|
|10||Asheville, NC||T-435||Santa Monica, CA|
*Impact measured by difference in premium tax credits received by average household under proposed and current health laws (highest difference = most affected)
- In Yuma, Ariz., a two-person, jointly filing household earning the median income would receive the highest premium tax subsidy, $12,815, under Obamacare.
- In Honolulu, Henderson, Nev., and St. Petersburg, Fla., a household with the same characteristics would receive the highest premium tax subsidy, $6,000, under Trumpcare.
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WalletHub Communications Manager