George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund predict the effects on jobs.
Much of the debate over the “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act has centered on how many Americans would lose insurance.
Repealing the law, would dramatically scale back federal funding for health care, especially Medicaid. That translates into job losses as hospitals, retirement homes and other health facilities get fewer dollars. “We’re talking about one out of every 20 health care jobs disappearing by 2026. That’s a lot,” Leighton Ku, the lead author of the report and the director of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University, said.
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Read the report at The Commonwealth Fund