The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on People with Disabilities: State-by-State Breakdown
This column contains a correction.
A new analysis by the Center for American Progress found that many more people with disabilities than previously known—more than 15 million—would be at risk under President Donald Trump and House Republicans’ proposed Medicaid cuts as part of their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Many could be pushed out of their homes and into costly and isolating institutions as a result, setting disability rights and inclusion back 50 years or more. The proposed plan is yet another example of the Republican agenda favoring tax cuts for the wealthy over the health and economic well-being of American families, to the tune of $600 billion in tax cuts that would save the richest 0.1 percent almost $200,000 each annually. The table below shows a state-by-state breakdown of the number of people with disabilities who are at risk under the proposed Medicaid cuts.
Jackie Odum is a Research Associate for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Katherine Gallagher Robbins is the Director of Family Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program. Rebecca Vallas is the Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program.
*Correction, March 23, 2017: An error in this column has been corrected; in the final row of the original state-by-state data table, two numerical values were mistakenly transposed.
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Katherine Gallagher Robbins
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