A quick look at the public’s view of Medicaid, the government health insurance and long-term care program for low-income adults and children, from recent KFF polling.
- Covering all 1.7 million would require $10.3 billion in additional state funds, although it would be up to states to decide.
- There is long-standing debate about imposing Medicaid work requirements. We explore the characteristics of Medicaid enrollees in 2021 and find that most adults were working or faced a barrier to work.
- The unwinding of the continuous enrollment provision will play out differently across the states based on policy choices states have made and variation in their administrative infrastructures.
- Managed care is the dominant delivery system in Medicaid. About 72% of beneficiaries enrolled in comprehensive managed care organizations.
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- Access to behavioral health services for adults with Medicaid varies across states. Our 2022 survey of Medicaid directors in all 50 states and DC examines what services are covered and looks at other behavioral health policy trends.
- Forty states and Washington D.C. have adopted the Medicaid expansion and 10 states have not adopted the expansion. Current status for each state is based on KFF tracking and analysis of state expansion activity.
- Did you know nearly $1 in every $10 spent on U.S. health care in 2020 went to long-term services and supports? Medicaid was the single largest payer, accounting for 54% of more than $400 billion.
- Published since 2000, our annual surveys track Medicaid spending and enrollment trends and state policy actions affecting eligibility and enrollment, provider rates, provider taxes/fees, premiums and cost-sharing, benefits, long-term care and more.