Going on and off Medicaid increases costs, hospital admissions

05/12/2013 | Hill, The

A recent study found that Medicaid "churn," in which small income variations send people on and off the program's rolls, leads to higher costs and more hospitalizations for patients. On average, Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled for a month paid $625 in medical bills, those enrolled for six months paid $469 a month, and those enrolled for 12 months paid $333 monthly.

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