The American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives would negatively affect New Jersey more than any other state, according to a story on NJ.com.
The proposed law would strip health insurance from half a million New Jersey residents and cost the state $30 billion in federal funds over the next decade, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs, according to the group New Jersey Policy Perspective.
Another group – the Urban Institute – said that funding in New Jersey would drop by more than 20 percent per person, affecting nearly two millions seniors, disabled persons and children.
The bill is already likely dead on arrival in the Senate, which will rewrite it from scratch. Hopefully, they won’t make it any worse for New Jersey.