By Sam Baker - 09/12/12 05:35 PM EDT
The cuts do not come directly from benefits, but rather from Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals and private insurance companies.
Providers and insurers in a handful of heavily populated states will absorb the brunt of the cuts, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the University of Minnesota.
The study found that eight states — California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas — will see cuts of $20 billion or more over the next 10 years.
In the majority of U.S. states, the cuts will add up to less than $10 billion over the next decade.
The white paper, written by HSI Network researcher Robert Book and the American Action Forum's Michael Ramlet, also provides a county-by-county breakdown of the health law's Medicare cuts.
About one-third of the cuts would come from payments to private Medicare Advantage plans. The rest would come from lower payments to healthcare providers, particularly hospitals.