Report Assesses Federal, State Spending on Medicaid, CHIP
About 68 million U.S. residents were Medicaid beneficiaries in 2010, pushing federal and state expenditures for the program to more than $400 billion dollars, according to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission's first annual report. The report found that federal and state spending on the Children's Health Insurance Program totaled about $11 billion in 2010.
- "MACPAC Issues First Report" (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 3/15).
- "Overnight Health: Congress Ponders Medicare Rates" ("Healthwatch," The Hill, 3/15).