Three sets of tables and maps tell the same story.
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Back in January, being a spreadsheet guy but not being a particularly good graphic artist, I put together a crude table which attempted to give a general idea of which groups of people the Affordable Care Act is, in general, working out for fairly well vs. which groups the ACA isn't working for, by income threshold. A couple of days ago, with details about the GOP's "replacement plan" popping up all over, I posted a similar version of the table which tried to compare the winners/losers between the two plans, and the contrast was remarkable: Nearly a complete reversal.
Last night, with the GOP's plan finally, officially revealed, I made some minor adjustments so that the two tables were more of an apples-to-apples and came up with the following:
Again, both of these are somewhat crude; there are variables by state and even county, and the "helping/hurting" color scheme is oversimplified. Still, the general trend is unmistakable: ACA financial assistance generally helps those with incomes below the 250% federal poverty level, doesn't do much for those between 250-350% FPL, has real problems for those between 350-500% and doesn't do much at all for those above that threshold (this doesn't include things like the guaranteed issue/community rating clause, removal of annual/lifetime caps, etc. which apply to everyone, since those are, for the moment, still kept under the GOP plan as well).
Meanwhile, the Trumpcare/Ryancare/whatever you want to call it plan does the exact opposite...it hurts those below around the 250% FPL mark, is about the same as the ACA in the 250-350% range, is somewhat helpful between 350-500%, and is a huge windfall for those above that (remember, while the GOP plan has tax credits tapeing off starting at around 620% FPL, once you hit 1,600% FPL (around $200,000 and up), there's a massive tax cut for the wealthy).