440,000 Oregonians may lose health care under Obamacare repeal

State health officials say 440,000 Oregon residents could lose health care under the U.S. Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially causing the state’s uninsured rate to triple to 15 percent by as early as 2021.

Proposed cuts to federal Medicaid funds would also shift more than $6.2 billion in costs to the state and eliminate 23,000 health-related jobs statewide by 2026, while older individuals would be strapped with much higher insurance premiums on the commercial market than younger individuals, Oregon Health Authority officials said Wednesday.

Source: 440,000 Oregonians may lose health care under Obamacare repeal – News – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR