Medicaid spending set to consume a greater share of the US economy, despite flat enrollment

Source: Genevieve Nolan, Nicholas Samuels, Emily Raimes, Timothy Blake, Moody’s, Sector Comment, April 3, 2019
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Over the coming decade, demographic trends will play a role in driving up Medicaid costs as the US population both ages and lives longer, while growing healthcare costs and changing state policies will also contribute to rising expenditures.