An Analysis of Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

April 22, 2013 | Economics and Other

The report provides annual projections of new federal funds and state costs or savings for the period 2014 to 2021. It derives these projections by taking a methodical approach to estimate the number of individuals who would be newly enrolled in Medicaid as a result of expansion. It then applies appropriate cost parameters to new enrollees and determines the relevant federal and state cost shares consistent with the ACA. It also considers administrative costs that are directly attributable to Medicaid expansion. The analysis concludes by quantifying how the new federal spending will impact the Pennsylvania economy, General Fund tax revenues and overall budget.

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