New Report Shows Medicaid Expansion will Result in Higher Coverage Levels, More Federal Funding for States

by Rebecca Farley on July 27, 2010

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has released the results of a state-by-state study of the impact of healthcare reform’s Medicaid expansion on coverage levels and state spending. The analysis found that:

  • Medicaid expansions will significantly increase coverage and reduce the number of uninsured;
  • The federal government will pay a very high share of new Medicaid costs in all states; and
  • Increases in state spending are small compared to increases in coverage and federal revenues and relative to what states would have spent if reform had not been enacted.

State-by-state projections are available for the total number of new Medicaid enrollees, the number of new enrollees who were previously uninsured, the percentage reduction in the number of uninsured, levels of federal and state spending, and more. You can view the full report, executive summary, and news release on the Kaiser website.

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