Medicaid and HIV: A National Analysis

This report considers Medicaid’s current role in providing health coverage for people with HIV. It analyzes national enrollment and spending patterns for Medicaid enrollees with HIV, looking at key demographics, Medicaid eligibility pathways, services and geographic distribution. It also compares Medicaid enrollees with HIV to their counterparts without the disease, as well as to the population of people living with HIV in the U.S.

The report finds that while Medicaid enrollees with HIV represent less than 1 percent of the overall Medicaid population, they account for almost half of people with HIV in regular care. This analysis provides an important baseline for monitoring the impact of health reform in expanding coverage to this population beginning in 2014.