If SCOTUS Overturns Obamacare Republicans Are Screwed
That’s because the states, the red ones, that didn’t participate, will lose federal funding and its citizens will lose coverage according to a new study by the Urban Institute and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. And guess who will have to fix and and who will get the blame?
“The report estimates that in the event of such a ruling, the 20 states that did not set up their own exchange or expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act would lose an estimated $721 billion in federal funding over the next decade. The study said these 20 states would lose $41 billion in federal spending in 2016 for not expanding Medicaid, and another $21 billion would be lost if the federal subsidies stop flowing.”
“States that have not expanded Medicaid have the most to lose in the King v. Burwell decision if they are not already running their own marketplaces because people with incomes between 100 and 138 percent of the federal poverty level would not get any assistance in affording healthcare,’ the study said.”