Kentucky residents fear loss of health coverage with Obamacare repeal

Most of people in the state can not afford insurance. Kentucky was one of the states that embraced the Affordable Care Act. Trump won 66 percent of the vote in the state.

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Nearly 20 million people would lose health coverage in the US by 2021 if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

US President Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, during his presidential campaign.  

Obamacare was enacted nearly seven years ago by former President Barack Obama to increase health insurance quality and affordability and reduce the costs of health care in the country. 

If it is repealed nearly 20 million Americans will lose health coverage by 2021.

Kentucky was one of the states that embraced the Affordable Care Act. Trump won 66 percent of the vote in the state.  

Even though Congress hasn't voted to support Trump’s campaign to change the Affordable Healthcare Act, people in Kentucky fear consequences of the possible repeal because most of them can not afford insurance.

TRT World’s Iolo Ap Dafydd reports from Whitley County in Kentucky.

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