A new report from the American Hospital Association has projected that health care workers will lose 2.8 million jobs as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
The association’s latest report, which was released Thursday, also projects that medical transportation jobs will shrink by 8,600, or 3.2 percent, by 2024.
That would be the largest reduction in medical transport workers in the U.S. since the recession ended in December 2009.
The Associated Press analyzed data from the U:Health Care Administration, which tracks workers who are in hospitals and clinics, and compiled a list of the top 250 largest metropolitan areas in the country.
The U:HCA estimates that the total number of medical transportation workers in 2024 will shrink from 2.3 million to 1.4 million, a reduction of 7,600 jobs.
By 2024, the U-HCA projects, medical transport and other non-medical workers will account for 8.2 million of the jobs lost.
The report notes that the jobs loss will occur because the U.-HCA will be less able to absorb the additional costs that would come from workers returning to work in health care facilities.
According to the UHCA, the agency has already reduced health care workforce by more than 50,000.
The job loss would not be the first time the ACA has had an impact on healthcare workers.
In July, the Obama administration proposed reducing the number of people covered under the health care law by roughly half.
The Trump administration is considering slashing the number by up to 30 percent, according to the AP.
The AP reached out to the Associated Press for comment but did not receive a response.
The ACA also reduced payments to hospitals for some medical services, reducing access to certain treatments.
In a separate report from August, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners said that the number was “now close to 50 million.”
It also reported that the Affordable Health Care Act will reduce medical and dental care by about $500 billion over 10 years, a total of about $4.4 trillion.