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The ‘Losers’ Under Graham-Cassidy: States That Expanded Medicaid, Patients With Preexisting Conditions

Because of the way Medicaid would be restructured, the states that embraced expansion will face the largest cuts. Most of the states that did not expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act would see an increase in federal funding.

The Associated Press: Winners And Losers In GOP's Last-Ditch Health Overhaul
The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the Affordable Care Act, and allow states to make changes that raise costs for people with health problems or pre-existing medical conditions. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 9/19)

The New York Times: Blue States Face Biggest Cuts Under New Republican Health Care Plan
A new Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would give each state a federal block grant for health care using a complex formula that cuts funding for some states — including many that were won by Hillary Clinton in 2016 — according to a New York Times analysis of estimates from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank. (Park, 9/19)

Politico: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill: What You Need To Know
The liberal-leaning think tank Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released estimates of how federal funding would change if the bill became law. In its analysis, California would be hardest hit, losing $27.8-billion in funding. ... Cassidy's office released its own estimates. Massachusetts takes the hardest hit with a more than $5 billion loss in funding. Overall, Southern states that did not expand Medicaid are poised to receive more in federal funding. (Frostenson, 9/19)

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