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More than one-in-ten North Carolinians would lose health coverage under Senate bill

A lot of people have already heard the Congressional Budget Office’s staggering prediction that 22 million Americans would lose health insurance coverage under the Senate Trumpcare proposal. What many may not have heard, however, is that more than 1.3 million would lose coverage in North Carolina. That’s more than one out of every 10 North Carolinians, folks. Here is an excerpt from “Coverage Losses by State for the Senate Health Care Repeal Bill” by Emily Gee of the Center for American Progress:

“The Center for American Progress has estimated how many Americans would lose coverage by state and congressional district based on the CBO’s projections. By 2026, on average, about 50,500 fewer people will have coverage in each congressional district. Table 1 provides estimates by state, and a spreadsheet of estimates by state and district can be downloaded at the end of this column.

The coverage losses under the BCRA would be concentrated in the Medicaid program, but the level of private coverage would also drop compared to the current law. The CBO projects that, by 2026, there will be 15 million fewer people with Medicaid coverage and 7 million fewer with individual market coverage. Our Medicaid numbers reflect that states that have expanded their programs under the ACA would see federal funding drop starting in 2021 and that the bill would discourage expansion among states that would otherwise have done so in the future.”

One Comment


  1. becauseofjunk

    June 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    How many would loose their employer coverage as the incentive to provide employee coverage has been stricken?

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