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Dual Eligibles: Medicaid Enrollment and Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries in 2005

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Publication Date: February 2009

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: medicare,; medicaid; spending

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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 about 8.8 million dual eligibles. Although they comprise 18 percent of the Medicaid population, they account for 46 percent of Medicaid spending.