The Medicaid expansion will affect your business this year, here’s how

October 22, 2020 (Utah Business)

An analysis by the Utah Foundation suggests that Medicaid costs do not increase linearly with enrollment. Historically, the most expensive Medicaid recipients have been those with disabilities or other conditions that prevent them from working, says Shawn Teigen, research director at the Utah Foundation.

Disabled individuals represent less than 15 percent of the population enrolled in Utah’s Medicaid program, yet they account for nearly half the program’s spending. And because disability was already a condition for Medicaid eligibility prior to Utah’s expansion, Teigen says, those who are newly eligible will likely incur fewer costs per individual than those already covered by the program.

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