half a million Oregonians would lose coverage and many modest-income Oregonians would take a hit to their pocketbooks when they lose financial assistance for premiums and health expenses.
The paper shows that the loss of federal dollars to Oregon would be monumental — nearly $3 billion in 2019 alone. That would be a big hit to both our economy and our state budget. And of course there’s no plan from Oregon’s Trump supporters to replace those dollars with new state revenues.
On the other hand, repeal would mean big wins for the highest income Oregonians. CBPP highlights, in another short report, data from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center about the millionaires nationwide who would be big winners with ACA repeal.
Oregon and the nation’s progress under the Affordable Care Act is well documented. Oregon’s uninsured rate has shrunk by more than half since before the ACA was implemented.