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RWJF releases report on Medicaid expansion

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A report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) serves as a guide for states considering Medicaid expansion in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision. The analysis in the RWJF report is limited to financial considerations related to a state’s decision to expand and therefore does not include many financial aspects related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a whole (remaining mandatory provisions, for example).

There are six main areas of financial analysis that all states should consider that are included in this report:

1. Cost of newly eligibles

2. Cost of currently eligible but not enrolled

3. Administrative costs

4. Savings from transitioning current Medicaid populations to newly eligible group

5. Savings from reduction in state programs for the uninsured

6. Other revenue gains and savings.

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