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Congressional District 8 Impact

What's at stake for residents in Minnesota's congressional district 8 (CD-8) if the ACA is repealed? (Download this information as PDFs.)

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Tax Credit Scenarios

Tax credit amounts will substantially change if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is replaced with the American Health Care Act (AHCA)

The scenarios below show how the average yearly tax credit amount will decrease under the AHCA


Scenario: household size of 2; ages 57, 57; with an annual income of $50,000.

$20,796 $7,000


Scenario: household size of 1; age 62; with an annual income of $30,000.

$13,272 $4,000

Grand Rapids

Scenario: household size of 4; ages 48, 48, 16, 14; with an annual income of $80,000.

$19,932 $10,000

District 8 Impact Summary

  • The uninsured rate in CD-8 before the ACA was 10%. Today, with the ACA, it is 4%
  • CD-8 received $63.2 million in federal tax credits to help consumers in this district purchase private health insurance plans
  • 69% of CD-8 residents are receiving tax credits
  • $7,980 is the average tax credit per year for a resident in this district
  • $665 is the average tax credit per month for a resident in this district
  • There are 200 MNsure-certified assisters in this district helping consumers apply and enroll in health insurance

172,363 Residents Impacted if the ACA is Repealed

  • 16,521 MNsure enrolleess
  • 10,931 MinnesotaCare enrollees
  • 144,911 Medical Assistance (Medicaid) enrollees

Sources: Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota State Demographic Center, MNsure.

  • Medicaid and MinnesotaCare enrollment figures as published on DHS website as of 3/2017.
  • MNsure enrollment figures as of 3/2017
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