Kaiser Commission On Medicaid And The Uninsured

State Medicaid spending growth, enrollment reach near record lows, report finds

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Medicaid enrollment growth fell to 3.2% in 2012, compared to 4.4% in 2011. Government spending growth on Medicaid slowed to 2% in 2012, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured report.

Supreme Court takes on the legality of Medicaid expansion while states grapple over funding

Supreme Court takes on the legality of Medicaid expansion while states grapple over funding

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As state officials negotiate their fiscal 2013 budgets, more than half are grappling with billions in shortfalls that put Medicaid funds at risk, according to a new report.

Former government official warns against Medicaid cuts

Former government official warns against Medicaid cuts

At a forum last week, a former Health and Human Services official said that cutting Medicaid during an economic downturn is unwise. According to published reports, Tim Westmoreland compared Medicaid cuts to the trimming of FEMA outlays during an earthquake.

States spend more on Medicaid than expected so far this fiscal year, Kaiser report finds

States spend more on Medicaid than expected so far this fiscal year, Kaiser report finds

The economic downturn has negatively affected nearly every state budget and Medicaid program, according to a new report from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.