Number Of Medicaid Prescriptions Grew, Drug Spending Was Steady In Medicaid Expansion States

Source: Hefei Wen, Tyrone F. Borders and Benjamin G. Druss, Health Affairs, vol. 35 no. 9, September 2016
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From the abstract:
Expansions of eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act may have increased the number of Medicaid drug prescriptions. However, the expansions did not drive Medicaid spending on prescription drugs overall in 2014.
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