Costs and Savings in Medicaid during COVID-19

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With the expansion of Medicaid in 2019, more Idahoans gained coverage for health services. The economic effects of COVID-19 – particularly unemployment – mean that Medicaid enrollment and spending will rise. Falling revenue in the next budget year, however, means policymakers are considering cuts to state programs including Medicaid. State Medicaid spending is used to draw down considerable federal dollars that impact patients and health providers in the state.
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