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Why Does Medicaid Spending Vary Across States: A Chartbook of Factors Driving State Spending

This detailed chartbook provides an illustrative overview of some of the key factors that contribute to the substantial variation in Medicaid spending across states today. The chartbook provides a broad range of state-by-state data on subjects including state revenue and spending, the demand for public services, health care markets, and state Medicaid policy choices. Understanding this variation can be important for assessing state fiscal issues, the differences across states and their implications for federal and state policy changes to the Medicaid program.

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