Trump’s chaotic pandemic response puts Virginia health, jobs, & Social Security at risk

  • President Trump has the worst jobs record of any president in U.S. history and is the only president to have lost net jobs during his term.
  • Trump blocked a federal minimum wage increase for Virginia workers. 1.19 million state workers were denied a pay increase, resulting in more than $4.17 billion in lost wages.
  • Trump took away paid overtime protections, costing Virginia workers $22.8 million annually in lost overtime wages.
  • 642,000 people in Virginia would lose coverage if the ACA were repealed.
  • 3.5 million Virginians with preexisting conditions would lose protections if the Trump-backed lawsuit to repeal the ACA succeeds.
  • 59,000 Virginia young adults under their parents’ coverage could lose care. Because of the ACA, millions of young adults are able to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.
  • 38,000 Virginia children could lose their coverage. Almost 3 million children nationwide gained coverage thanks to the ACA. If the law is overturned, many of these children will lose their insurance.
  • 58,000 Virginia Latinos could lose coverage. The percentage of people gaining health insurance under the ACA was higher for Latinos than for any other racial or ethnic group in the country. According to a study from Families USA, 5.4 million Latinos nationwide would lose coverage if the lawsuit succeeds in overturning the ACA.
  • Virginians would lose important federal health care funding, with an estimated reduction of $4.7 billion in the first year. The Urban Institute estimates that a full repeal of the ACA would reduce federal spending on Virginians’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) care and marketplace subsidies by $4.7 billion.
  • 337,250 Virginia families experienced a tax increase in the first year after the law’s passage.
  • For the 2019 tax year, the average tax cut for the wealthiest 1 percent of Virginia earners was $55,290. The average tax cut for the middle 20 percent was $760.



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