State Medicaid programs are reporting an uptick in enrollment compared with their fiscal year 2020 projections, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The research, unveiled Friday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, reveals that nearly all surveyed states that were able to provide projections anticipate their FY 2020 enrollment to grow beyond what was anticipated. More than half also expect the same impact on their Medicaid spending for the same period. Furthermore, nearly all states with projections expect this trend to continue into FY 2021 for both enrollment and spending.

Medicaid budget shortfalls stemming from enrollment increases are a reported concern; 40% of surveyed states expect deficits in FY 2020, and nearly all expect shortfalls for FY 2021.

Related News Articles

Headline
As urged by the AHA, the Department of Health and Human Services today renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released updated interpretive guidance on its Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination…
Perspective
Record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases. Unprecedented workforce shortages. Persistent supply chain challenges.  These are only a few of the many…
Blog
To help hospitals and health system leaders stay up-to-date on all of the legal developments related to vaccine mandates, the AHA has developed a blog…
Headline
The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccine mandate to go into effect nationwide while blocking the…
Headline
Leaders from the AHA and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, hospital leaders, clinicians and experts from the Centers for Disease Control…