Medicaid Spending: What Factors Contributed to the Growth Between 2000 and 2002?
The report finds that rapid Medicaid spending growth has been driven, in part, by enrollment increases resulting from the loss of income and private insurance coverage during the current economic downturn, together with continued increases in hospital and prescription drug costs that have affected the entire health care sector.
Issue Paper (.pdf)
also of interest
- Putting Medicaid in the Larger Budget Context: An In-Depth Look at Three States in FY 2015 and 2016
- Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2015 & 2016
- Medicaid Reforms to Expand Coverage, Control Costs and Improve Care: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016
- Economic and Fiscal Trends in Expansion and Non-Expansion States: What We Know Leading Up to 2014