The American Health Care Act Would Reverse Recent Coverage Gains and Strain Louisiana’s Budget

The American Health Care Act — which passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is the basis for a bill being negotiated in the U.S. Senate — would be devastating for the state budget, health care providers and residents of all parts of the state. The AHCA would reverse the historic gains under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has greatly reduced the number of Louisianans without health insurance, created thousands of jobs in the healthcare sector, protected consumers and increased the amount of federal healthcare dollars flowing to every city and parish in the state.