New Reports Show District-by-District Benefits of Health Reform
This month is the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Many of the key benefits and protections of this landmark law are already being implemented and many more provisions will soon go into effect. To assist the public in understanding the impact of the new law, the Democratic Staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee has prepared reports on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for every congressional district.
Nationwide, the Affordable Care Act has already allowed 2.5 million young adults to gain health insurance, saved 3.6 million seniors more than $2.1 billion on Medicare prescription drug costs, and protected more than 100 million Americans against some of the worst abuses of the insurance industry. And it has achieved these benefits while bringing down health care costs and reducing the deficit by over $100 billion over ten years and more than $1 trillion over 20 years.
The reports show what these provisions mean in each congressional district in the country. They contain data on how the law is helping seniors, young adults, children, small businesses, health care providers, and thousands of others in each district.
Information about the data sources used to prepare the below reports is available here.
Interactive Map of District-by-District Benefits of Health Reform
Click on the map below for information by Congressional District or scroll down to choose from a list by Member name and state.
District of Columbia