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Health overhaul could cost Maryland $2B

March 24th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A preliminary state analysis has found Maryland’s Medicaid program stands to lose nearly $2 billion in federal funding over three years under part of a congressional proposal to overhaul the nation’s health care system. The state Department of Legislative Services sent a letter to top lawmakers Thursday. The department says the Republican plan that would unwind the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would have the biggest impact on Maryland’s budget. The analysis finds Maryland would lose $145.7 million in federal Medicaid funding in fiscal year 2020, when the changes would kick in. It would lose $696.6 million in 2021 and around $1.1 billion in 2022.

 
 

The House set a course to vote on the bill Friday.

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