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Hospital Groups In Non-Expansion States Blast Senate Bill, Cite $737 Billion In 'Foregone' Federal Funds

July 12, 2017
The Senate GOP’s Better Care Reconciliation Act would effectively short the 19 states that never expanded Medicaid by $737 billion between 2014 and 2026 compared to states that did expand, according to a study from hospital groups of non-expansion states. This is because the trend of disproportionate per-capita federal funding levels going to expansion states will continue as the enhanced federal funding is phased out and all of Medicaid financing is converted to per-capita caps. State hospital associations of Missouri,...


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