Expanding Medicaid a Less Costly Way to Cover Low-income Uninsured than Expanding Private Insurance
Publication Date: June 2008
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Elderly; Senior citizen
Average medical expenditures per person are lower under public programs like Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) than under private insurance, according to new research published by Health Affairs.