State: 750,000 Ohioans might lose Medicaid under GOP plan
The state estimates 750,000 Ohioans would lose coverage if its expansion of Medicaid is phased out
Published: March 17, 2017 4:00 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state estimates 750,000 Ohioans would lose coverage if its expansion of Medicaid is phased out under the Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to replace the so-called "Obamacare" law.
The plan would eliminate federal funding incentives provided for expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
State estimates released Thursday show a phase-out of Ohio's expansion would reduce Ohio Medicaid spending by $37 billion between 2018 and 2026 and decrease the state share of that spending by $3.7 billion.