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Medicaid Expansion Spending and Enrollment in Context: An Early Look at CMS Claims Data for 2014

Issue Brief
  1. Additionally, not all states reported enrollment data for all periods. The District of Columbia reported enrollment data for all but the first quarter (January – March 2014). Colorado reported enrollment data for only the first quarter (January – March 2014). Hawaii reported enrollment data for all but the last quarter (October – December 2014). Nevada, New Jersey and Washington reported enrollment data in each quarter, they did not report enrollment data for each month in the 4th quarter of 2014 (data were reported for December only).

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  2. Additionally, not all states reported enrollment data for all periods. The District of Columbia reported enrollment data for all but the first quarter (January – March 2014). Colorado reported enrollment data for only the first quarter (January – March 2014). Hawaii reported enrollment data for all but the last quarter (October – December 2014). Nevada, New Jersey and Washington reported enrollment data in each quarter, they did not report enrollment data for each month in the 4th quarter of 2014 (data were reported for December only).

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  3. Expansion states that do not have any newly-eligible Medicaid beneficiaries because they already covered people up to 138% FPL or higher (e.g. Massachusetts) also receive a temporary (January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015) 2.2 percentage point increase in their federal matching rate for all populations.

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  4. Robin Rudowitz, “Understanding How States Access the ACA Enhanced Medicaid Match Rates”, Kaiser Family Foundation, September 2014. https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/understanding-how-states-access-the-aca-enhanced-medicaid-match-rates/

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