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Understanding the Recent Changes in Medicaid Spending and Enrollment Growth Between 2000-2004

This report analyzes Medicaid enrollment and spending trends for the years 2000-2004. Rising enrollment and health care inflation produced most of Medicaid's spending increases during the period. Even with a stronger economy, however, Medicaid's enrollment pressures remain due to demographic trends and continued declines in employer sponsored insurance.

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