New York Would Lose More Than 86,000 Jobs Under AHCA

Posted June, 15 2017 by Taylor Frazier

JoblossAccording to a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, New York would lose 86,100 jobs by 2026 if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives last month became law. Based on the study’s estimates, New York would lose more jobs than any other state in the country.

According to the study, approximately 72 percent of jobs lost would be in the health care sector, including an immediate loss of 24,000 jobs in 2018. However, the AHCA would affect other industries as well. The study also shows that $10.5 billion in Gross State Product and more than $16 billion in business output would be lost by 2026.

You can access the full New York State Fact Sheet here.