Latest GOP Health Care Bill Could be Bad News for Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) — A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
The study says the states that didn't expand Medicaid would initially get more federal dollars under the Republican Graham-Cassidy bill.
The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation study came out Thursday. It estimates the states that didn't expand Medicaid would get an average of 12 percent more.
The study says states that expanded Medicaid to serve more low-income adults would face a cut of around 11 percent from 2020-2026.
The biggest losers, percentage-wise, would be: Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Connecticut and Vermont. California would be the biggest loser in dollars.
The biggest winners would be: Mississippi, Texas, Kansas, Georgia, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
But the study says those gains could vanish over time.