CSAC Bulletin Article

State Issues Dire Analysis of U.S. Senate Health Care Bill

June 29, 2017

The State Department of Health Care Services released an analysis of the impact of the United States Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) on California. The analysis states that the BCRA would entail a massive fiscal shift from the federal government to states, shifting $3 billion in costs to California alone in 2020, increasing to $30.3 billion by 2027. According to the analysis, “if the BCRA becomes law, California will be faced with tens of billions of dollars in new costs that could necessitate difficult decisions to be made regarding the populations and benefits we choose to cover and how much we pay providers and plans for the services they provide.”

CSAC, along with a host of county affiliates, also sent a letter regarding the state and county impacts of the BCRA. View the letter here. 

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