Medicaid Enrollment: June 2013 Data Snapshot
Overall, Medicaid enrollment growth continued to slow to the lowest rate since the start of the Great Recession as the economic conditions continued to slowly improve. While enrollment growth rates have been trending downward as economic conditions continue to slowly improve, enrollment growth is expected to increase significantly as states implement the ACA. Regardless of whether states decide to implement the Medicaid expansion or not, enrollment is anticipated to grow on average across all states due to new streamlined eligibility and enrollment processes as well as outreach for new coverage.1
This report provides baseline data for understanding the impact of the ACA eligibility and enrollment policies on enrollment growth across states. Future reports will examine the changes in trends across states and eligibility groups, especially differences between states that are implementing the Medicaid expansion in 2014 and states not moving forward with the expansion at this time.
This Data Snapshot was prepared by Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz of the Kaiser Family Foundation along with Eileen Ellis and Dennis Roberts at Health Management Associates.