Gov. Cuomo warns of impact of potential Obamacare repeal in NY

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning about the impact of a potential repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The governor’s office says if repealed, an estimated 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose coverage, a direct state budget impact of $3.7 billion and nearly $600 million of federal funding that goes to counties used to lower property taxes.

“The cost of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, to state and local budgets and to the New Yorkers who depend on its health care coverage, is simply too high to justify,” Gov. Cuomo said.

CountyIndividuals at Risk of Losing Coverage
Albany25,552
Allegany4,608
Bronx300,012
Broome20,231
Cattaraugus8,310
Cayuga7,665
Chautauqua15,270
Chemung9,160
Chenango5,184
Clinton7,787
Columbia6,827
Cortland4,606
Delaware4,461
Dutchess25,074
Erie93,403
Essex3,660
Franklin5,110
Fulton6,038
Genesee5,074
Greene4,971
Hamilton522
Herkimer6,932
Jefferson10,955
Kings540,320
Lewis2,932
Livingston4,972
Madison5,861
Monroe75,512
Montgomery5,473
Nassau133,324
New York218,937
Niagara21,287
Oneida24,781
Onondaga45,682
Ontario9,355
Orange37,851
Orleans4,522
Oswego12,568
Otsego5,785
Putnam7,006
Queens493,058
Rensselaer12,540
Richmond56,882
Rockland38,526
Saratoga16,340
Schenectady16,056
Schoharie3,079
Schuyler2,065
Seneca3,145
St. Lawrence11,063
Steuben10,039
Suffolk152,631
Sullivan9,668
Tioga4,560
Tompkins7,827
Ulster19,850
Warren6,796
Washington6,689
Wayne9,354
Westchester91,844
Wyoming3,700
Yates2,515
Total2,715,807

The governor’s office says the New York State of Health has successfully cut the percentage of uninsured New Yorkers in half from 10 percent to five percent.

Vice-President Elect Mike Pence says repealing and replacing Obamacare is a top priority of the Trump Administration.

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