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42,000

June 14, 2017

If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, could cost New Jersey an estimated 42,000 jobs by 2026, according to "The American Health Care Act: Economic and Employment Consequences for States," published today by researchers at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund.

New Jersey is just one of the 10 states that would be lose the most jobs. The other nine are New York (86,000 jobs lost), Pennsylvania (85,000), Florida (83,000), Michigan (51,000), Illinois (46,000), Ohio (42,000), North Carolina (41,000), California (32,000), and Tennessee (28,000).

The report estimates that nearly 1 million jobs would disappear by 2026; gross state products — an economic measure akin to gross domestic product could fall by $93 billion by then, while state business output could fall by $148 billion.

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