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HEALTH CARE

More Than 22 Million Could Lose Insurance With Supreme Court Decision

More than 22 million people who would have gotten cheaper health insurance or coverage from Medicaid will be out of luck if the Supreme Court overturns the entire health care law, according to analysis from consulting firm Avalere Health.

Most of those who would lose out live in big states. The report found 55 percent live in 10 states: California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania.

 

"If the Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, approximately 22.4 million individuals who would have obtained Medicaid or subsidized exchange coverage by 2015 will remain uninsured," the report reads.

"These 22.4 million individuals include roughly 7.5 million currently uninsured individuals who are expected to receive subsidies through exchanges and 14.9 currently uninsured individuals who are expected to enroll in Medicaid."

Several states, including Colorado, Minnesota, and New Jersey, have already expanded their Medicaid plans under the health care law. A Supreme Court ruling overturning the entire law could force the states to change their policies. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the health reform law Thursday morning.

 

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