Thursday, June 8, 2017
What I’m Reading: Missouri Hospital Association
New research from MHA finds that the American Health Care Act would disadvantage the 19 Medicaid nonexpansion states, including Missouri, by more than $680 billion throughout 10 years. The significant disparity is evident even after the bill’s restored disproportionate share hospital payments and $10 billion safety-net fund are included in the analysis. The research projects that federal per capita Medicaid spending disparity between states will be 67 percent with $1,936 in spending per capita in expansion states and $1,158 in nonexpansion states in 2025. The U.S. Senate is expected to outline its replacement for the Affordable Care Act this week.
MHA STUDY: The American Health Care Act Fails to Restore Parity in Medicaid Spending for Nonexpansion States