Rural Montana Hit Harder Under Senate Health Care Plan

Recently, MBPC released a report showing that the House-passed Affordable Health Care Act will hit rural Montana harder than our urban centers. The Senate took the deeply flawed House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and made relatively minor adjustments to the bill’s framework. It does little to help those living in Montana’s rural communities who are at a greater risk of increased costs and loss of coverage.

This document Rural Montana Hit Harder Under Senate Health Care Plan is an updated report showing similar impacts to rural Montana under the proposed Senate health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The BCRA would cause tens of thousands of Montanans to lose coverage, would increase health care costs for many Montana families, and would result in the loss of billions in federal Medicaid funds to provide coverage for Montana children, elderly, and people with disabilities.

Here is the full updated report.

 

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