The Republican Bill to Repeal the Affordable healthcare Act and Slash Medicaid Will Hurt Children with Severe Disabilities and Special healthcare Needs in Kentucky
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This Democratic staff report is part of a series that examines the effects of repealing the ACA and slashing Medicaid funding would have on Kentucky children with severe disabilities and special healthcare needs who rely on these programs to survive. The Republican House bill would slash Medicaid funding by $834 billion over ten years and leave 14 million fewer Americans with health insurance through Medicaid. 197,900 children in Kentucky have special healthcare needs. 20.9% of families in Kentucky who have children with special healthcare needs report facing financial difficulties as a result of their children's healthcare needs. 54.6% of children with special healthcare needs in Kentucky rely wholly or partially on public insurance programs such as Medicaid.