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Enrollment, Not Costs, Key Driver of Rising Medicaid Costs

Enrollment increases spurred by the weak economy have been the primary force driving up state and federal Medicaid spending.

Meanwhile, Medicaid spending for health care services is growing slower than other sectors of the health care industry.

These are among the conclusions reached in “Enrollment-Driven Expenditure Growth:  Medicaid Spending During the Economic Downturn, FFY 2007-2010,” a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  Read that report hereSurgical masks.

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