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ACA Gravestone Without the ACA and with no federal tax credits to attract healthier people into individual insurance markets, carriers would likely cover fewer benefits and require higher out-of pocket-expenses. (Image: Shutterstock)

Now that total repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back on the menu, analysts are beginning to crunch on the numbers on what that repeal would mean.

And the numbers aren’t pretty: an increase of 20 to 21 million Americans without health insurance. An 82 percent increase in uncompensated care. A sharp increase of poor, uninsured residents in states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the ACA.

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