Lion's share of Medicaid expansion paid by federal government

July 1, 2010

The effect of new Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will depend largely on federal and state actions to roll out the provisions and encourage enrollment.

NATIONAL REPORTS-The effect of new Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will depend largely on federal and state actions to roll out the provisions and encourage enrollment.

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform issued separate analyses of predicted Medicaid spending, based on projected enrollment scenarios. Enhanced outreach to encourage enrollment among the newly eligible and the currently eligible who have failed to enroll in Medicaid will drive participation rates.