Dual Eligibles: Medicaid Enrollment and Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries in 2005
Publication Date: February 2009
Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Keywords: medicare,; medicaid; spending
Coverage: United States
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.