Struggling With Financing: The Recession and National Health Reform Dominate State Medicaid Concerns
The recession has squeezed state Medicaid programs between the twin pressures of rising enrollment and shrinking budgets as the economic downturn triggers both increased demand for safety-net services and a decrease in the tax revenues that state governments rely on to fund them. The report, draws on interviews with state Medicaid directors, discusses the prospect of significant Medicaid cuts in some states, shows how federal stimulus money has been helpful but still leaves states trying to cope with budget shortfalls, and examines how state Medicaid directors see federal health reform affecting their programs.
also of interest
- The Uninsured at the Starting Line in California: California findings from the 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA
- Characteristics of Poor Uninsured Adults who Fall into the Coverage Gap
- The Uninsured: A Primer - Key Facts about Health Insurance on the Eve of Coverage Expansions
- Managing Care Transitions in Medicaid: Spotlight on Community Care of North Carolina