October 22, 2019
The Kaiser Family Foundation
Results of the 19th annual Medicaid Budget Survey were released Oct. 18, 2019 and examine changes taking place in Medicaid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and HMA conducted the annual survey in partnership with the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
Key findings of the survey include:
- Multiple states reported expansions or enhancements to provider rates and benefits.
- Several states implemented, adopted, or continued to debate the ACA Medicaid expansion.
- A growing number of states continued to pursue work requirements and other policies promoted by the Trump administration that could restrict eligibility.
- States are implementing Medicaid initiatives to address social determinants of health, control prescription drug spending, improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality, and address the opioid epidemic.