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
- Economic and Fiscal Trends in Expansion and Non-Expansion States: What We Know Leading Up to 2014
- Medicaid Financing: How Does it Work and What are the Implications?
- Medicaid Expansion, Health Coverage, and Spending: An Update for the 21 States That Have Not Expanded Eligibility
- The Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on State Budgets: An Early Look in Select States