Medicaid Expansion Projections for Kansas, Missouri

December 4, 2012  |  Foundation News

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The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has published a new issue brief that outlines enrollment and cost projections of Medicaid expansion in Kansas. The issue brief reports that 315,000 adults will be eligible for Medicaid but estimates that 120,000 adults will sign up in 2014. KHI’s report estimates the cost to the state of Medicaid expansion and CHIP will be $518.5 million from 2014 to 2020. The total additional cost to the federal government during the same period will be $2.9 billion.

Read the KHI issue brief.

A report commissioned by the Missouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Foundation for Health released in early December projects expansion of Medicaid in Missouri could add $9.6 billion to the state’s economy through job growth and other economic output. The report produced by the University of Missouri School of Medicine Department of Health Management and Informatics and Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC, estimates the federal contribution to Missouri for Medicaid expansion at $8.2 billion (96.1%), with a state contribution of $332 million (3.9%) over the time period 2014 to 2020. The report proposes these investments will generate 24,000 jobs and an additional $856 million in state and local taxes.

Read the executive summary and full report.