Friday, March 19, 2010

Effects of Health Care Reform Legislation in Utah, by Congressional District

Via Mike Kruger, Education and Labor Committee, in the inbox:

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has prepared, for all 435 congressional districts, a district-level analysis of the impact of health care reform legislation. This analysis includes information on the impact of the legislation on families, small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured. Click here - http://go.usa.gov/lSN - for the districts in Utah.
Doing the clicking for you, the numbers given for Utah's Congressional Districts:

UT-1 (Bishop)
  • Improve Medicare for 88,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole.
  • Extend coverage to 76,000 uninsured residents.
  • Guarantee that 16,600 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
  • Protect 1,600 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.
  • Allow 95,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents’ insurance plans.
  • Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 19 community health centers.
  • Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $32 million annually.
UT-2 (Matheson)
  • Improve coverage for 589,000 residents with health insurance.
  • Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 184,000 families and 22,900 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
  • Improve Medicare for 106,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole.
  • Extend coverage to 68,500 uninsured residents.
  • Guarantee that 15,300 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
UT-3 (Chaffetz)
  • Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 191,000 families and 19,500 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
  • Improve Medicare for 72,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole.
  • Extend coverage to 94,500 uninsured residents.
  • Guarantee that 20,500 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
  • Protect 1,400 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.

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