Thursday, July 12, 2012

Healthcare:  Will Medicaid Expansion Costs Break States' Backs?

What would happen to state budgets if all states went ahead with the Medicaid expansion? The Congressional Budget Office says that it would increase state spending on the program by $73 billion by 2022—-the equivalent of a "2.8% increase in what states would have spent on Medicaid from 2014 to 2022 in the absence of health reform," the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explained.

For more, see GOP Governors Say Medicaid Costs Are Already Breaking States' Backs. Are They Right? by Suzy Khimm, July 3, 2012 at Wonkblog.

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