The stakes couldn’t be higher for America’s hospitals in the debate over the GOP replacement for Obamacare. Here’s a quick breakdown of the top issues to watch and how they could impact providers across the country.
Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid
Hospitals could face a huge financial hit from the Medicaid overhaul as they grapple with lost payments and reduced volume. Republicans would freeze the expansion in 2020 (11 million people have gained Medicaid coverage under Obamacare) and impose block grants, or per capita limits in state funding, by 2020.