Medicaid Enrollment Growth Slowing Amid Rising Costs

Medicaid enrollment growth slowed to 2.7 percent in state fiscal year 2017, down from 3.9 percent in 2015. At the same time, Medicaid spending grew by 3.9 percent in 2017. Also, an additional 5.2 percent increase projects for 2018. Major drivers of spending growth include rising costs of prescription drugs, long-term care services, as well as…

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