Growth in Federal Spending on Medicaid Continues – AAF

The newly released Medicaid Actuarial Report states that total Medicaid outlays in the 2015 fiscal year amounted to $553.8 billion, increasing 11.6 percent between 2014 and 2015—the fastest growth in more than a decade. This is largely due to the ACA’s Medicaid eligibility expansion as expenditures for this population have been higher than expected. Adults previously eligible for the program had annual per enrollee costs of $4,580, $4,695 and $4,986 in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015, respectively, while expenditures for newly eligible adults were $5,511 (12 percent higher than other adults) in 2014 and $6,356 (28 percent higher) in 2015.

Source: Growth in Federal Spending on Medicaid Continues – AAF

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