Minnesota would lose $2 billion, then more, under GOP health care bill, state agency says


Minnesota would lose $2 billion, then more, under GOP health care bill, state agency says

Minnesota would lose about $2 billion in federal dollars for medical assistance programs in just 18 months if Congress passes the Republican-sponsored health care bill now under consideration in the Senate, according to a state analysis released Wednesday.
The estimate by the Department of Human Services (DHS) found those funding losses would multiply in subsequent years, with the state projected to lose $10.4 billion by 2025 and $31 billion by 2030 in money now used to operate Medical Assistance, the state’s version of Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare, the subsidized insurance program for low-income individuals.
More than a million Minnesotans rely on those programs for their health …

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