Impact on Montana of the American Health Care Act’s Medicaid Provisions

Focus Area: Public Health

Category: Report

Date Published: 2017

This independent analysis projects that if the current health care bill in Congress – the American Health Care Act (AHCA)— is enacted, Montana’s Medicaid program would lose $4.8 billion in federal funding, and more than 70,000 adults enrolled through the recent Medicaid expansion would lose coverage by 2026. The analysis, conducted by Manatt Health and commissioned by MHCF, takes an in-depth look at the U.S. House-passed AHCA and its impact on both health care coverage and the state budget. Although leadership in the U.S. Senate is crafting its own legislation, current options being considered still include core features of the AHCA, including capped funding for Medicaid and the elimination of Medicaid expansion funding.

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