*Produced by: Rachel Garfield, PhD, Robin Rudowitz, MPA, Barbara Lyons, PhD, Anne Jankiewicz, and David Rousseau, MPH
This month's Visualizing Health Policy takes a look at who is covered by Medicaid and the important role that Medicaid plays in the lives of many Americans, Medicaid's role under the Affordable Care Act, how growth in per capita Medicaid spending is slower than growth in private health care spending, how Medicaid improves access to needed health care, and which groups receive the majority of Medicaid spending. For a more complete view, select the PDF available in the upper right article toolbar.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (www.kff.org) analysis. Original data and detailed source information are available at http://facts.kff.org/jama_082212.
Kaiser Family Foundation*. Medicaid: Its Role Today and Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA. 2012;308(8):752. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.10159