Kaiser Commission On Medicaid And The Uninsured
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.
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.
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.
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.