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Medicaid mostly covers kids and moms. It mostly spends on the elderly and disabled.

September 7, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Aaron Carroll is doing some great work today blogging about the nuts and blots of Medicaid, which tends to get less media coverage than Medicare. I especially liked this post that helps explain what, exactly, Medicaid spends money on.

The vast majority of Medicaid’s enrollees are who you’d expect: Low income women and children. They account for 76 percent of Medicaid’s beneficiaries, 51 million of the 67 million people the program covers.

Those are the lion’s share of the Medicaid program’s enrollees. But those aren’t Medicaid’s big spenders. That title is held by the aged and disabled. Here’s Carroll’s breakdown of enrollment in spending in Medicaid.

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