Analysis: Missouri uninsured rates would jump under Senate health care bill

Missouri’s uninsured rate would be 50 percent higher by 2022 under the Senate’s health care proposal than under the Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute.

The analysis shows how states would be affected by the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the GOP bill that would overturn large chunks of the Affordable Care Act.

Currently, the number of uninsured Missouri adults and children stands at 596,000. That number would jump to 894,000 in five years, the analysis finds.

Because Missouri was among 19 states that opted not to expand Medicaid under the ACA, the GOP proposal won’t affect insurance rates in the state as drastically as in states that did expand Medicaid eligibility, according to the analysis.

The Urban Institute concludes that the number of uninsured people would increase in every state under the Senate bill.

Read more: KCUR

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