There are 74 million people who are currently on Medicaid and CHIP, over half of those covered are children. 11 million were added as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The Social Security Act Statutory Minimum for the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage is 50%, on average FMAP averages 57% in the 50 states.
In Arizona we receive 70% of the funding from FMAP, because our income levels are lower than the national average. The American Health Care Act repeals statutory minimums and replaces it with a block grant or a per capita amount. This will cut $880 billion in federal assistance to Medicaid over 10 years, this means about 14 million people will become uninsured.
Projected impacts for Arizona... loss of coverage for 380,000 Arizonans, cut in $2.5 billion federal funds from Arizona Economy, shifts half a billion dollars per year of federal costs to Arizona, and increases Arizona's uninsured rates to pre Affordable Care Act levels.
I volunteer at a clinic that provides free healthcare to lose without coverage. Clinics like mine could not make up for the loss of care this bill would mean for Arizonans.