Tuesday, February 14, 2017

26% of Californians Were Covered By Medicaid/CHIP in 2015

Kaiser Family Foundation recently updated state fact sheets on Medicaid spending. Here are some key findings from the report on Medicaid in California:

In FY 2015, Medicaid spending in CA was $85.4 billion.
26% of people in CA were covered by Medicaid/CHIP in 2015.
4 in 5 Medicaid enrollees in CA are in families with a worker.
34% of Medicaid spending in CA is for Medicare beneficiaries.
One-fifth of state general fund spending in CA is for Medicaid.
58% of all federal funds received by CA is for Medicaid.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, January2017

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