BCRA Would Cost New York More Than 131,000 Jobs

Posted July, 7 2017 by Taylor Frazier

JoblossAccording to an updated analysis from the Commonwealth Fund and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, New York would lose 131,700 jobs by 2026 if the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) passed by the Senate last month became law. This represents 45,000 more jobs lost in New York State than under the House’s American Health Care Act. Based on this estimate, New York would once again lose more jobs than any other state in the country.

According to the study, approximately 62 percent of jobs lost would be in the health care sector, but BCRA would affect other industries as well. The study also shows that $17.1 billion in Gross State Product and more than $27 billion in business output would be lost by 2026. You can access the full New York State data here.

The Senate is still working on the final version of BCRA, but the bill will ultimately return to the House of Representatives for another vote. It is very important that your Representatives in Congress hear from you. This Monday, July 10 please join HCFANY for a National Call-In Day at (844) 898-1199 and tell Congress to vote “No” on BCRA and any efforts to take away our health care.