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Rolling Back the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: What Are the Costs for States?

Millions of people have gained health insurance coverage though the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid eligibility expansion, adopted by 31 states and Washington, D.C., over the past three years. Should Congress decide to eliminate or reduce federal funding for this coverage as part of ACA repeal, states that expanded will be faced with the prospect of either maintaining coverage out of their own funds or dropping those beneficiaries. Along with the loss of coverage or the creation of large holes in state budgets, pulling back Medicaid benefits creates expensive and complex administrative challenges for states.        

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