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Newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries report poorer health than current enrollees

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Oct• 27•11

According to Avalere Health the people who will be added to Medicaid through healthcare reform are more sick — and therefore will be more expensive to treat — than current beneficiaries.  This chart below uses data from the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to demonstrate this point.

 

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  1. James Davis says:

    awesome post. very informative.

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