Even States Not Expanding Medicaid Will See Surge in Spending, Enrollment

The Kaiser Family Foundation just published a new report “Medicaid in a Historic Time of Transformation: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014.”

In the Kaiser Health News summary of the report, they state that even states not expanding Medicaid will see surge in spending, enrollment.  According to a survey of state Medicaid officials by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act will nonetheless see enrollment grow by an average of 5 percent and spending by 7 percent. In states that expanded eligibility, enrollment is expected to grow by nearly 12 percent and spending by 13 percent. Only three states’ (Louisiana, Maine and Wisconsin) projected Medicaid enrollment would decrease in 2014.

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