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Obamacare States May Lose $180 Billion Under Senate Bill

New York will see the biggest cut in federal funding, while Mississippi stands to gain the most
Winners and Losers

States that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare would be hard-hit by spending cuts called for in Republican senators’ latest bill to repeal and replace the health law, while states that didn’t expand the program stand to benefit. The thirty-two states that increased their Medicaid coverage for low-income people would lose $180 billion in federal funding, but states that didn’t would gain $73 billion from 2020 to 2026, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The state-by-state breakdown covers a wide range, with New York at one extreme seeing a cut of 35 percent and Mississippi at the other with a 148 percent boost.