Including the Poor: The Fiscal Impacts of Medicaid Expansion
Thorpe, Kenneth E.
Siegel, Joanna E.
JAMA. 1989 Feb 17; 261(7): 1003-1007.
The fiscal impacts of the comprehensive reform of the Medicaid program put forth by the Health Policy Agenda for the American People are analyzed. The establishment of improved uniform eligibility standards, improvements in the scope and depth of coverage in state Medicaid programs, and increased provider payment rates would cost $9 billion for all currently uninsured nonelderly persons below the federal poverty line. A range of estimates of cost increases are provided which consider both the set of benefits provided and the behavior of the private insurance market. (KIE abstract)
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Thorpe, Kenneth E.; Siegel, Joanna E. (1989-10-20)Some 37 million Americans are without health insurance, many of them the poor or the near poor. Two proposals to cover millions of these uninsured are examined to determine their financial impact on the public and ...