Medicaid Spending by the Numbers
Medicaid is the second largest source of health care insurance in the United States, serving over 74.5 million people in some of our most vulnerable communities. Coverage is provided to low-income children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities. Many Medicaid enrollees would be uninsured or underinsured without this coverage. The Medicaid program is funded with a combination of federal and state funds, with more federal participation in states with fewer fiscal resources.
President Trump’s attention to health care reform has put the Medicaid program under the microscope and his 2018 budget proposal calls for significant funding cuts. CSG has created an infographic that provides a quick snapshot of Medicaid spending by the numbers.