Medicaid enrollment trends and impact analysis

Posted on December 8, 2014

A follow-up to the 2013 Medicaid Expansion Study, this policy brief examines enrollment trends after the first year of Medicaid expansion, including analysis of enrollment in all Ohio counties.

As part of the budget process next year, Ohio policymakers will have to decide whether to approve funding to maintain Medicaid eligibility at current levels. To assist with the decision-making process, HPIO, in partnership with OSU and with funding from AARP Ohio, the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, Interact for Health, the George Gund Foundation and the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, compiled this analysis.

The analysis uses data such as Medicaid enrollment and caseload reports, Census data, predictive modeling, a literature review and stakeholder interviews to:

  • Examine the early impacts of Medicaid expansion on enrollment trends
  • Compare these enrollment trends to estimated projections made as a part of the 2013 Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study by OSU and the Urban Institute
  • Present additional estimates using actual enrollment as the base
  • Analyze literature relevant to the impact of Medicaid on the health and well-being of Ohioans

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