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by Brendan Flinn, Ari Houser, Public Policy Institute
These new fact sheets show the depth of Medicaid cuts proposed by the AHCA in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia
For more than 50 years, the Medicaid program has served as a critical safety net for millions of people who deplete their life savings and turn to Medicaid for assistance as their ability to care for themselves declines. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) threatens the Medicaid program by limiting future federal funding that states can receive to provide needed health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS). Specifically, the bill repeals the Medicaid expansion and implements a capped financing model for states.
New fact sheets from the AARP Public Policy Institute illustrates the depth of the cuts in eight states and shows the implications of the AHCA for Medicaid funding and enrollment.
By Fiscal Year 2026, these eight states stand to lose more than $100 billion in total Medicaid funding:
Total Cut to Medicaid (Federal and State), FY2020-2026
Total Cut to these Eight States
By Fiscal Year 2026, more than 1.9 million people in these eight states could lose their Medicaid coverage under the bill:
Total Loss of Medicaid Coverage, FY2026
Total Coverage Loss in these Eight States
The fact sheets include three new data points illustrating the extent of AHCA’s Medicaid financing cuts:
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