What ACA repeal will cost California

L.A. Times article on how plan to repeal the ACA will impact Californians:

[T]he federal government contribution will probably be less than what states are currently receiving and won’t increase enough over time to keep pace with rising costs, forcing states to either reallocate funds to fill the gap or make cuts, according to a recent Commonwealth Fund report.

“Such a change would effectively reverse a 50-year trend of expanding Medicaid in order to protect the most vulnerable Americans,” the report said.

Dylan Roby, assistant professor of health services administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, said California would probably be faced with a multibillion-dollar shortfall too large to fill with state funds.

Read the Commonwealth Fund report here.

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