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President-elect Trump’s vow to repeal Obamacare prompts fears about federal health care funding for low-income Oregonians

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In the wake of the ­national election, Oregon health care organizations are worried about the future of federal Medicaid money to insure low-income ­Oregonians under President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress. If Trump follows through with his campaign pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, about 400,000 Oregonians — 40,000 Lane County ­residents — could lose the Medicaid coverage they had gained from Medicaid expansion under the ACA. The ACA, also known as “Obamacare,” made about 400,000 low-income Oregonians newly ­eligible for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid.

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