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Understanding Medicaid

4/12/2005:   Medicaid spending increased by one-third between FY 2000 and 2003, to $276 billion, driven largely by significant increases in enrollment, according to a new report Understanding the Recent Growth in Medicaid Spending, 2000-2003, commissioned by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

During the study period, Medicaid spending grew an average of 10.2% annually, with spending growth increases slowing to 7.1% in FY 2003 because of states' cost-containment strategies, according to the report.

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