Bevin Administration Not Estimating GOP Health Bill’s Impact

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says it will not calculate how the proposed GOP health care plan will impact Kentucky, a state where more than 400,000 people got health insurance through an expanded Medicaid program under a previous Democratic governor.

Congressional Republicans released their plan to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law last week. Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cause 14 million Americans to lose health coverage next year, a number that would grow to 24 million by 2026. The estimate did not include an analysis of how the law would impact each state.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokesman Doug Hogan said an estimate for Kentucky could not be completed “with any degree of certainty.”