• A Profile of Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Dual Eligibles)

    The 12.5 million people who are jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid include some of the poorest individuals in the U.S. with some of the highest health needs, requiring disproportionately high spending from both programs to support them.
  • Enrollment and Spending Patterns Among Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

    In 2019, Medicare-Medicaid enrollees comprised 17% of the traditional Medicare population but accounted for 33% of traditional Medicare spending. They made up 14% of the total Medicaid population and accounted for 32% of all Medicaid spending.
  • Medicaid: What to Watch in 2023

    How many people will lose Medicaid coverage when states resume disenrollments this spring following the end of the pandemic-era continuous enrollment provision? Will more states adopt Medicaid expansion? What’s being done to reduce racial disparities in health? We explore these and other issues to watch in Medicaid in 2023.
  • A Look at Waiting lists for Home and Community-Based Services, 2016 to 2021

    About 656,000 people across the U.S. were on state waiting lists for home and community-based services financed through Medicaid waivers in 2021. But such lists are an incomplete and often inaccurate measure that can both overstate and understate unmet need.
  • What Does the Recent Literature Say About Medicaid Expansion?: Economic Impacts on Providers

    A KFF synthesis of recent studies finds that Medicaid expansion has been beneficial to the finances of hospitals and providers, driving decreases in the share of uninsured patients, increases in Medicaid-covered patients and declines in uncompensated care.
  • Medicaid Waiver Tracker: Approved and Pending Section 1115 Waivers by State

    Bookmark our Medicaid waiver tracker page for the latest information on pending and approved Section 1115 Medicaid waivers.
  • Enrollment and Spending Patterns Among Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Dual Eligibles)

    The 12.5 million people who are jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid include some of the poorest individuals in the U.S. with some of the highest health needs, requiring disproportionately high spending from both programs to support them.
  • Medicaid State Fact Sheets

    Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health and long-term care coverage to almost 90 million low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities in the U.S.
  • 10 Things About Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports

    Nearly $1 in every $10 spent on health care in the U.S. in 2020 went to long-term services and supports (LTSS). Medicaid was the single largest payer, accounting for 54% of the more than $400 billion spent on LTSS that year. Spending on home and community-based services was $245 billion, while $157 billion was spent on institutional LTSS such as nursing facility care.
     
  • 10 Things to Know About Medicaid Managed Care

    Sixty-nine percent of Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in comprehensive managed care plans nationally. We describe 10 themes related to the use of comprehensive, risk-based managed care in the Medicaid program and highlight significant data and trends.

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