5% in MEDICAID ACCOUNT FOR HALF EXPENSE

The GAO released a report to Congress "A Small Share of Enrollees Consistently Accounted for a Large Share of Expenditures" on 5-8-15. The study analyzed those enrolled only in Medicaid from 2009-2011. Results of the study are available as one-page of highlights, or the 45-page full report  at gao.gov. In the full report five chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and substance abuse) account for large expenditures. These varied among the states. Oregon had the highest percent of adults of high expenditure Medicaid-only enrollees.   LEARN MORE

Posted on June 7, 2015 and filed under health insurance.