The Congressional Budget Office estimates 24 million people will be impacted by legislation concerning health insurance proposed by Republican legislators, reports the Rapid City Journal. The proposed legislation would reduce federal funding for Medicaid recipients and people with individual policies bought through the Affordable Care Act. This proposed health care plan would help save $337 billion of the federal deficit in a decade.
The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations issued a statement anticipating 25,000 South Dakotans could lose health coverage before 2019 because of this legislation. South Dakota could see reductions of $300 million annually in federal funding in an attempt to help manage the federal deficit.
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