New Report Outlines Impact of Senate Health Care Reform Bill on Medicaid

A June 29 Congressional Budget Office report entitled Longer-Term Effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on Medicaid Spending projects federal Medicaid spending under the Senate version of the health care reform bill would be 26 percent (or roughly $160 billion) lower in 2026 than under current law.  That gap would widen to about 35 percent in 2036.

The WASB wrote to U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin on June 23 expressing concerns about the potential impacts of reductions in Medicaid on schools and students and asking that the Senate not vote on the bill until this sort of analysis became available.

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Letter to Sen. Johnson
Letter to Sen. Baldwin