Build Back Better subsidies would outweigh hospital spending, report says

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If President Joe Biden's Build Back Better framework expanding Medicaid is implemented, federal health subsidies would outweigh an estimated increase in hospital spending by nearly 3-to-1, according to an Urban Institute analysis

The analysis estimates that coverage expansions in 12 states would increase hospital spending by $6.8 billion. However, the framework would also provide $19.6 billion in federal health subsidies in the same states. 

Under the framework, 3.1 million Americans in the Medicaid coverage gap would receive coverage.

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