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How a Medicare Public Option Could Affect Access to Care in Your State

March 18, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

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FAH and AHA’s newly released joint study highlights the impacts a Medicare Public Option proposal could have on the ability of hospitals and health systems to continue to provide access to the high-quality care patients and communities need and deserve. Among the effects, the proposal would inflict the largest ever cut to hospitals – nearly $800 billion – and be particularly disruptive to the employer-sponsored health insurance market. State by state, the Medicare Public Option proposal would be equally as devastating, with cuts as high as $130.6 Billion. 

The executive summary and full analysis can be found here.

Here’s how the proposal could impact your state:

State Hospital Spending Cuts 2025-2034 

AK

$ 2.1 B

AL

$ 12.8 B

AR

$ 3 B

AZ

$ 14.6 B

CA

$134 B

CO

$ 13.6 B

CT

$ 6.3 B

DC

$ 1.6 B

DE

$ 1.6 B

FL

$ 81.6 B

GA

$ 24.8 B

HI

$ 3.6 B

IA

$ 4.1 B

ID

$ 6.4 B

IL

$ 28.1 B

IN

$ 17.7 B

KS

$ 6.7 B

KY

$ 6.8 B

LA

$ 7.2 B

MA

$ 10.4 B

MD

$ 6.1 B

ME

$ 4.8 B

MI

$ 15.8 B

MN

$ 9.4 B

MO

$ 15.1 B

MS

$ 8.4 B

MT

$ 3.9 B

NC

$ 32.9 B

ND

$ 1.2 B

NE

$ 4.9 B
NH

$ 2.7 B

NJ

$ 25.1 B

NM

$ 4.6 B

NV

$ 6.7 B

NY

$ 41.3 B

OH

$ 22.6 B

OK

$ 8.4 B
OR

$ 12.8 B

PA

$ 32.6 B

RI

$ 1 B

SC

$ 13.8 B

SD

$ 2.5 B

TN

$ 15.8 B

TX

$ 91.8 B

UT

$ 9.8 B

VA

$ 23.1 B

VT

$ 0.5 B

WA

$ 19 B

WI

$ 9.3 B

WV

$ 1.3 B

WY

$ 1.4 B