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House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Leave 470K More New Jerseyans Without Health Insurance

Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger that almost 470,000 additional New Jersey residents wouldn’t have health insurance coverage under the House Republican-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Thursday.

More than half of the 469,500 residents — 246,000 — would not be covered due to the American Health Care Act’s $834 billion cut to Medicaid, which would end the extra federal funding for new enrollees in states like New Jersey that expanded the program under the current health care law.

The report by the Center for American Progress, a research group founded by former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, was the first state-by-state analysis of the most recent Congressional Budget Office study of the House Republicans’ health care bill.

“It confirms all of our fears that even with the bells and whistles on the bill, the legislation is a disaster,” said Ray Castro, director of health policy for New Jersey Policy Perspective, a progressive research group.

“It’s going to be much worse in New Jersey because we have such a large Medicaid expanded program,” Castro said.

The CBO said the bill, embraced by President Donald Trump though he had promised during the campaign not to cut Medicaid, would leave 23 million more Americans without coverage by 2026, including 14 million the first year.

For Salant’s full report, click here.