The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief on the effect that the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) would have on state-by-state Medicaid funding. The brief is entitled “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA): State-by-State Estimates of Reductions in Federal Medicaid Funding” and looks at the cuts which would occur for two different reasons under the BCRA – the phase out of the increased federal contribution to the Medicaid expansion and the conversion of the Medicaid program as a whole to a per capita cap. Kaiser estimates that the total reduction for both these areas would amount to $519 billion between 2020-2029. Since the per capita caps would be calculated differently for different population groups, Kaiser further estimates that the specific cuts to Medicaid funding for people with disabilities would amount to $86 billion. The brief also has a chart which shows how each individual state would be affected.
To download a copy of the issue brief, click here.