Commonwealth Fund: Repealing Federal Health Reform – Economic and Employment Consequences for States

This issue brief from the George Washington University Miliken Institute School of Public Health describes the economic and employment impact of repealing or de-funding the key sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Based on economic modeling, it is estimated that repealing the ACA would result in a $140 billion loss in federal funding for health care in 2019, leading to the loss of 2.6 million jobs (mostly in the private sector) that year across all states. A third of lost jobs are in health care, with the majority in other industries. If adequate replacement policies to at least maintain the number of those insured through the ACA are not in place, there will be a cumulative $1.5 trillion loss in gross state products and a $2.6 trillion reduction in business output from 2019 to 2023. State government budgets and health care providers will be particularly hard hit by the funding cuts. The issue brief was funded by The Commonwealth Fund.

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Here is the appendix detailing the estimated loss of jobs and loss of federal funding for each state and the District of Columbia:

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Fact sheets describing these economic and employment consequences for each state also are available.

 

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