Medicaid Enrollment in 50 States: December 2001 Data Update

This publication provides state-by-state enrollment information and identifies national trends from the data. Some of the findings include:

The rate of Medicaid enrollment growth doubled during 2001.

Overall enrollment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with positive enrollment growth in the categories of families, children and pregnant women as well as the aged and disabled.

Data suggest that Medicaid continues to evolve from a welfare-based program to a more traditional health insurance program.