Projected Medicaid Expansion Costs Just Rose Again

Charles Blahous

Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actuary published a score of the House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Contained within that score is a concerning update of CMS’s projections for the costs of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion.  Incredibly, the latest projections now indicate that per capita expansion costs will remain more than 50% higher, through 2022, than previously projected.