Medicaid Eating Up State Budgets

Medicaid spending in state budgets is becoming the largest line item costs in many state governments. State Budget Solutions had this national average stat:

Though the federal government provides some Medicaid funds via matching rates, this welfare program has been taking up a larger and larger share of state budgets in recent years. In fact, Medicaid is the largest category of state spending, accounting for 23.6 percent of state budget expenditures according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.  That percentage is likely to increase over time.

Indiana currently spends over 27% of their budget on Medicaid.

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