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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A financial services website has crunched the numbers from the Congressional Budget Office on the new healthcare proposal.

And they say Chattanooga has more to lose under the changes than most cities.

The new American Health Care Act would raise the average health-insurance premium for an individual policyholder by 15 to 20 percent just one or two years from now and lower federal subsidies.

“In order to gauge the AHCA’s impact on people who buy their own insurance, WalletHub’s analysts compared the differences in premium subsidies that the average households in 457 U.S. cities would receive under Obamacare and Trumpcare.”

Here is their top ten list of cities where people under the program will lose the most subsidies.

Rank
City
Avg. Trumpcare Tax Subsidy
Avg. Obamacare Tax Subsidy
Subsidy Difference

1 Yuma, AZ $5,000 $12,815 -$7,815
2 Anchorage, AK $5,000 $12,748 -$7,748
3 Syracuse, NY $4,000 $10,398 -$6,398
4 Reading, PA $4,000 $10,149 -$6,149
5 Chattanooga, TN $5,000 $10,786 -$5,786
6 Greenville, NC $4,000 $9,067 -$5,067
7 Fayetteville,NC $5,000 $9,687 -$4,687
8 Birmingham, AL $5,000 $9,494 -$4,494
9 Wichita Falls,TX$5,000 $9,434 -$4,434
10 Asheville, NC $5,000 $9,232 -$4,232

When you factor in the city’s size, Chattanooga ranks the third highest subsidy gap in Mid-Size cities, only behind Anchorage and Syracuse.

The cities that would benefit the most are affluent communities, since they would get slightly higher subsidies under the Republican plan and no subsidies at all under Obamacare.

435 Scottsdale, AZ $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Huntington Beach, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Torrance, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Thousand Oaks, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Arvada, CO $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Carlsbad, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Centennial, CO $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Mission Viejo, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Livonia, MI $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Santa Monica, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Boca Raton, FL $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Toms River, NJ $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Norwalk, CT $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Newton, MA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Newport Beach, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Bloomington, MN $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Sugar Land, TX $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Troy, MI $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Warwick, RI $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Farmington Hills, MI $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Alameda, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Arlington Heights, IL $6,000 $0 $6,000
435 Pleasanton, CA $6,000 $0 $6,000

Source: WalletHub

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