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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.


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