Repealing ACA Cuts Spending, Number Of Insured, Urban Institute Report Finds

(June 15, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would reduce federal spending on nonelderly health care by $927 billion between 2017 and 2026 but leave 24 million more people uninsured, according to a June 15 report by the Urban Institute’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

(Report available. Document #93-160622-009X.)

The report found that state spending would likely increase $68.5 billion during the same period, as uncompensated care outstripped reductions in Medicaid spending. The report said that many states that adopted the ACA’s Medicaid...
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