Opinion: California Faces the Biggest Loss if Congress Repeals the Affordable Care Act
"Californians have the most to lose if Republicans" succeed in repealing all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, Daniel Weintraub, editor of the California Health Report writes in a Sacramento Bee opinion piece. He notes, "The federal subsidies for people who are buying their insurance through Covered California are projected to total more than $4 billion this year," and the federal government is expected to pay about $9 billion of the total $10 billion cost of the Medi-Cal expansion in 2020. He added, "That means it would cost California somewhere around $13 billion a year to maintain the status quo, and probably more, since health care costs will continue to climb."
- "Daniel Weintraub: California Has Most To Lose With Obamacare Repeal" (Weintraub, Sacramento Bee, 12/7).