Briefs & Reports

Hoping for Economic Recovery, Preparing for Health Reform: A Look at Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Trends — Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Eileen Ellis
Kathy D. Gifford
Vern K. Smith, PhD

HMA’s annual 50-state survey of Medicaid officials finds that a number of states experienced rapid growth in their Medicaid enrollment and spending last year and expect additional growth, though at a slower pace, in fiscal year 2011. States reported an average increase in Medicaid spending of 8.8 percent across all states in fiscal year 2010, the highest rate of growth in eight years and well above their original projections of 6.3 percent growth.

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