Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2005. Medicaid At-a-Glance, 2005.
This CMS report provides an overview of the Medicaid program: eligibility, services, payments, data and trends, and the Medicare-Medicaid relationship.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Medicaid Data Sources.
The primary data sources for Medicaid statistical data are the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) and the CMS-64 reports. MSIS is the basic source of State-reported eligibility and claims data on the Medicaid population, their characteristics, utilization, and payments. The CMS-64 is a product of the financial budget and grant system. Both reports are described in more detail in the specific references at this site, and summary data are available as downloadable spreadsheet files.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Jan 2008. Medicaid Enrollment in 50 States: December 2006 Data Update.
This update on Medicaid enrollment in 50 states demonstrates that in December 2006, a total of 42.1 million persons were enrolled in Medicaid, a decline of 0.4 million or 1 percent from the previous December. This represents the first decline in Medicaid enrollment in over a decade.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Jan 2008. SCHIP Enrollment in June 2007: An Update on Current Enrollment and SCHIP Policy Directions.
This report provides the latest data on SCHIP enrollment and policy trends nationally and across the states through June 2007, based on survey responses and data provided by SCHIP directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report finds that SCHIP enrollment reached a monthly high of 4.4 million in June 2007.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Mar 2007. Medicaid at a Glance.
This factsheet provides an overview of the Medicaid program, the populations that it serves, and the services that it covers.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Oct 2007. Why Did Medicaid Spending Decline in 2006? A Detailed Look at Medicaid Spending and Enrollment.
This issue brief finds that Medicaid spending declined for the first time in the program’s 40-plus year history in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, falling by 0.2 percent. The two major factors that underlie the 2006 decline, in addition to a more limited effect of the slowdown in per enrollee spending growth for a few key services, were the 2005 Medicare Modernization Act’s creation of a new Medicare drug benefit that shifted the cost of prescription drugs for dual eligibles from Medicaid and a dramatic reduction in enrollment growth.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. July 2005. Dual Eligibles: Medicaid Enrollment and Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries in 2003.
This report provides the latest national and state data on Medicaid enrollment and spending for individuals enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare, also knows as dual eligibles. Nationally, there are 7.5 million dual eligibles and while they comprise 14 percent of the Medicaid population, they account for 40 percent of Medicaid spending.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Oct 2007. Medicaid Benefits Database.
This site contains Medicaid Benefits survey data from 2003, 2004 and 2006 with information about benefits covered, limits, co-payments and reimbursement methodologies for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Territories.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. July 2002. The Medicaid Resource Book.
This reference book describes four pivotal aspects of how the Medicaid program operates -- whom it covers, what it covers, how it is financed, and how it is administered. It was written to assist the public and policymakers in understanding the structure and operation of the Medicaid program. This reference book also contains an extensive glossary of Medicaid terms and acronyms and an index that cross-links the Medicaid statute with corresponding regulatory provisions.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Mar 2007. Medicaid: A Primer.
This primer provides an overview of the basic components of Medicaid, the nation’s largest health coverage program that covers 55 million low-income individuals. It examines the program structure, beneficiaries, what services it provides and spending.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. July 2005. Medicaid: A Timeline of Key Developments.
This interactive timeline provides information about policy developments over the course of the last 40 years of the Medicaid program and will be updated with new developments as they occur.
Kaiser Family Foundation. July 2005. Medicare and Medicaid at 40.
This collection of resources examines how the Medicare and Medicaid programs came into existence and how they have evolved over their 40-year history. It includes video documentaries, interactive timelines, background data and information, as well as a webcast of an event with the government officials responsible for the program over the past 40 years.
Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts Online: Medicaid and SCHIP.
This category provides information about the state’s health coverage programs for the low-income, including Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Includes topics such as enrollment, eligibility requirements, managed care participation, spending and federal matching amounts, and enrollment practices.
For more health and Medicaid-related resources, refer to the data sources provided by kaiserEDU.org.
Kaisernetwork.org. Health Poll Search: Medicaid.
Health Poll Search is a searchable archive of public opinion questions on health issues that allows users to know what Americans think about health issues, as well as what Americans have thought about health issues over time.
NPR/Kaiser/Harvard Survey. Oct 2007. Public Views on SCHIP Reauthorization.
This October 2007 survey conducted jointly by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health examines the public’s views and opinions of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the pending legislation surrounding its reauthorization. The survey assesses the public’s familiarity with the SCHIP debate, whether or not they support the renewal and expansion of the program, and who they believe should be eligible for health coverage through SCHIP.
Kaiser Family Foundation. Dec 2005. Public Opinion Spotlight: Americans’ Views of Disability.
The Kaiser Public Opinion Spotlight is designed to provide in-depth analysis of public opinion on a variety of health care and health policy topics. Each Spotlight examines current views and trends in public opinion about a timely health care issue.
Kaiser Family Foundation. Prescription Drug Coverage and Seniors: Findings from a 2003 National Survey.
This national survey of 17,685 seniors captures detailed information about their prescription drug use, coverage and experiences.
Acknowledgments: This reference library was prepared by Adele Shartzer and Molly McGinn-Shapiro, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Updated: August 2008