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Medicaid Overview: Briefing Charts

Complements the Medicaid primer by providing basic information and statistics about the program through a series of charts.Chart Pack

Issues Related to Unspent S-CHIP Money

A new policy brief discusses issues involving over $11 billion of S-CHIP funds that states have not spent. It has been proposed that states could apply to use the funds for unemployed workers in these tough economic times. What are the implications?

Medicaid and Prescription Drugs

An updated fact sheet summarizing the latest statistics and trends regarding the role of Medicaid in providing prescription drug coverage.Fact Sheet

The Implications of Past Medicaid Spending Growth for Future Debates

This paper analyzes the rapid growth in the Medicaid program during the 1988 – 1992 period. It also explains the dramatic slowdown on growth that occurred in 1993 and suggests a likely course of Medicaid expenditure increases over the remainder of the decade.Report: The Implications Of Past Medicaid Spending Growth…

Medicaid and the Elderly – Policy Brief

Medicaid and the ElderlySeptember 1995Medicaid is a crucial health financing program for the elderly population, providing assistance to over 1 in 10 Americans age 65 or older. Nearly four million elderly people receive Medicaid assistance with medical and long-term care expenses. Medicaid's coverage helps low-income elderly people gain access to…

Where is Medicaid Spending Headed? – Fact Sheet

Medicaid Enrollment and Spending GrowthOverviewIn 1995, Medicaid provided health and long-term care for 34.8 million low-income, elderly, and disabled Americans at a cost of $157.3 billion, $151.8 billion for services and $5.5 billion for administration. After expanding considerably in the early 1990’s, Medicaid spending and enrollment growth have slowed markedly.…

Children’s Health Insurance: 1997 Budget Reconciliation Provisions – Report

Children's Health Insurance: 1997 Budget Reconciliation Provisions(as of 07/14/1997)Center of Health Policy Research and The George Washington University Medical Center Current Law And StatusHouse BillSenate BillI.Status Recommendations transmitted 06/12/97 from Commerce Committee to Budget Committee. H.R. 2015 passed House 06/25/97. Recommendations transmitted 06/19/97 from Finance Cte to Budget Cte. H.R.…

Key Facts: Women and Medicare

Medicare is a critical source of health insurance coverage for virtually all older women in the U.S. and for many younger women who have permanent disabilities. Today, 22 million women one in five adult women rely on Medicare for basic health insurance protection. In fact, women comprise 57% of the…