June 25, 2012
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid Facts
This snapshot finds that between June 2010 and June 2011, while enrollment continued to grow as an additional 2.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid programs nationally, enrollment growth in the program slowed as the economy started to improve. Enrollment growth over this period was 4.4 percent, down significantly each of the two prior annual periods. Since June 2007, just before the start of the recession, Medicaid enrollment has grown by over 10 million people, over half of whom were children. The percentage of uninsured children actually declined slightly during this period, largely due to more children gaining coverage through Medicaid or CHIP.