Arizona Families and Economy Count on Health Coverage in the Affordable Care Act

The push in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would jeopardize the health coverage and economic security of approximately 650,000 Arizonans, including 160,000 children. Most of those who stand to lose coverage work in jobs that are the backbone of our economy – people such as waiters, construction laborers, janitors, school staff, and those providing care to children, the sick, and the elderly. Taking coverage away from Arizonans would also increase the number of uninsured people visiting emergency rooms for regular, non-emergency conditions and for complex and costly health problems that could have been addressed earlier. This could make healthcare more expensive for everyone, including people who are covered through their employers.