Who Needs Medicaid?
This brief reviews Medicaid’s current eligibility structure and the health needs of the people covered by Medicaid. Due to the trends of limited and declining access to private health coverage in the low-income population and the growing health and long-term care demands of an aging population, a broader model for Medicaid eligibility is considered and the implications of recent legislative and policy developments for coverage are assessed.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- Recent Trends in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment: Analysis of CMS Performance Measure Data Through August 2014
- The ACA Primary Care Increase: State Plans for SFY 2015
- Benefits and Cost-Sharing for Working People with Disabilities in Medicaid and the Marketplace
- Implementing the ACA: Medicaid Spending & Enrollment Growth for FY 2014 and FY 2015