February 18, 2010
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid Facts
Vern K. Smith, PhD
This analysis finds that, with the country in a deep recession, nearly 3.3 million more people were enrolled in state Medicaid programs in June 2009 compared to the previous June. It was the biggest ever one-year increase in terms of absolute numbers, and boosted the June monthly Medicaid enrollment by 7.5 percent to 46.9 million people nationally.