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The rising costs of health care – Round 3

As Deltek continues its in-depth FY 2013 budget analysis, one cannot help but notice the extensive portion devoted to entitlement programs such as Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid eligibility expansion to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) has left many states to worry about the increased funding they will need to accommodate the influx. Through a Deltek analysis of several state budgets, it is clear that a majority of states have seen increases in Medicaid spending from FY 2010. Of the states listed in Figure 1, below, there is an average 10 percent increase in Medicaid spending from FY 2010.

 

Of the 12 budgets featured, Medicaid spending increased for all but two states. Illinois saw an 18 percent decline in funding from FY 2010, partly to fill massive budget deficits. To view the full version of Deltek's in-depth analysis, go here.
Also, stay tuned to the Deltek blog for the final installment of our four-part series on state medical assistance funding, and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our blogs from January and February.

 

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