Report: BCRA would mean more than 900K healthcare jobs lost

  • The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would result in 1.45 million fewer jobs by 2026, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund. Healthcare would take a hard hit with 919,000 fewer jobs.

  • The Commonwealth Fund predicted an additional 753,000 jobs in 2018, but employment numbers would drop sharply after that. It said every state except Hawaii would have fewer jobs and a weaker economy. States that expanded Medicaid would feel the most pain.

  • The report came out on the same day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics said 37,000 healthcare jobs were added in June, up from 20,600 added in May. 

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