Projected Medicaid Expansion Costs Just Rose Again

Charles Blahous
Economics21

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.

ACA Medicaid Expansion Enrollees 49 Percent More Expensive Than Projected

Mercatus Center

In a new video, Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Brian Blase discusses a report from the Department of Health and Human Services that finds Medicaid enrollees who gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act cost almost 50 percent more, on average, than the government projected just one year ago.

Medicaid Must Be Reformed To Help Truly Needy

Josh Archambault
Forbes

In the 1990s, there was plenty of teeth-gnashing by welfare reform opponents over changing the funding structure for cash assistance, implementing work requirements, and creating time limits – rhetoric that sounds eerily similar to much of the health reform coverage today.