January 05, 2017

The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform: A 50 State Analysis

Researchers at George Washington University’s Center for Health Policy Research produced this report that examined the various consequences associated with repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Specifically, their analysis assessed two major aspects: repealing federal premium tax credits that help low and middle income Americans afford Health Insurance Marketplace policies and repealing federal payments to states for expansions of Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults. Their report evaluates how repealing these policies could affect state-level employment, economies, and fiscal conditions, and researchers utilized the REMI PI+ model to estimate changes by calendar year in employment, business output, gross state product, and state and local tax revenue. States were found to experience significant losses in economic activity as the decrease in federal funding initiates a $256 billion loss in gross state products in 2019, while also losing nearly half a trillion dollars in aggregate business output.

George Washington University – The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform – A 50 State Analysis [full PDF]