Net Effects of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets


Medicaid SavingsCommissioned by First Focus and authored by Urban Institute researchers Stan Dorn and Matthew Buettgens, this report assesses how state budgets will fare as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The report’s findings shed new light on potential savings for state Medicaid budgets which, even in a worse-case scenario, would outweigh costs associated with the health reform law. The analysis shows that savings could range between $40.6 billion to as high as $131.6 billion during 2014-2019.

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