Following the release of the U.S. Senate’s Trumpcare “discussion draft” this morning, we hear from Jon Miller from Meriden, Connecticut, on his experience with the Affordable Care Act. Jon was born with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disease if not treated by dozens of medications a day, hospital visits, antibiotics, and surgeries—treatment only made possible by affordable health care he was able to receive through the Obamacare marketplace. New numbers from CAP show that more than 27,000 additional Americans, like Jon, could die in 2026 as a result of losing their health insurance coverage.
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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.