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Getting Ready for Reform (Research Report)
Sharon K. Long, Mindy Cohen
In April 2006, Massachusetts enacted a health care reform bill that seeks to move the state to (almost) universal coverage through a combination of Medicaid expansions, subsidized private health insurance coverage, and insurance reforms. As part of an evaluation of the impacts of the state's reform effort, we conducted a baseline survey of 3010 adults aged 18 to 64 years old in Massachusetts. The survey was conducted by ICR/International Communications Research between October 16, 2006, and January 7, 2007, using a Computer Assisted Telephone (CATI) interviewing system. This report provides a detailed overview of the Massachusetts population in Fall 2006.
Missouri Medicaid Spending Growth: 2001-2005 (State Report)
John Holahan, Mindy Cohen
This paper profiles cost changes in Missouri's Medicaid program between 2001 and 2005. Missouri’s Medicaid expenditures increased by almost 50 percent (from $4.2 billion to $6.3 billion), predominately due to increases in enrollment, as well as changes in case mix. This report analyzes the growth in Medicaid spending using data provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services on expenditure by eligibility group and service category.