Study: 44 million could lose Medicaid coverage under GOP plan

By Noam N. Levey, Washington BureauMay 10, 2011, 10:07 a.m.

Reporting from Washington—

House Republican plans to repeal the new healthcare law and to convert the Medicaid insurance program into a block grant to states could force as many 44 million poor and disabled Americans out of the program over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation.

Hardest hit would be states, many in the South and West, that have not built up their healthcare safety nets in recent years.

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