Partial Obamacare Repeal Could Cost 13M Children Their Coverage

A partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act could cost up to 13 million children to lose their health coverage if Congress scales back financial support of Medicaid for poor Americans and eligibility for kids’ health benefits falls to new minimum levels.

Under the law signed six years ago by President Obama, millions of Americans gained coverage when the ACA provided states a generous federal funding to expand Medicaid. There are 31 states plus the District of Columbia that adopted Medicaid expansion under the ACA, including states led by Republican governors like Ohio’s John Kasich and New Jersey’s Chris Christie.

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