The Consequences of ACA Repeal

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<p>Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program now insure more than 70 million people, 16 million more nationally since the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions went into effect.</p><p>Now you can learn what Medicaid brings to each state with our new <a href="/publications/infographic/2017/jun/how-medicaid-helps-your-state" target="_blank">map and fact sheets</a> highlighting the gains in health coverage and federal funding. Evidence shows that repeal of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and implementation of alternative program financing approaches, such as block grants, may result in fewer federal Medicaid funds for states as well as reduced access to care, lower payments to health care providers, and job losses.</p>
<p>And in the latest episode of our <em></em><em></em><a href="/publications/podcast/2017/feb/financial-consequences-aca-repeal" target="_blank"><em>New Directions in Health Care</em> podcast</a>, learn what repeal of the ACA’s health plan subsidies and Medicaid expansion might mean for the U.S. economy. George Washington University’s Leighton Ku discusses his recent Commonwealth Fund–supported study finding that 2.6 million jobs could be lost by 2019, while Georgetown University’s Sabrina Corlette explains how uncertainty in the insurance market could lead to fewer plan choices and higher premiums.</p>
<p>Visit the ACA Repeal Debate <a href="/~/media/b2164355c54d457aaf1b1d29a77ca2a1.ashx" target="_blank">resource page</a> on for all our materials pertaining to repeal-and-replace.</p> Learn more