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Rapid Increases in Medicaid Enrollment: A Review of Data from Six Months

By Joe Weissfeld,


In May, Families USA analyzed early trends in Medicaid enrollment related to COVID-19. That analysis highlighted states with early spikes in enrollment in the wake of the pandemic. Not surprisingly, an updated review of this data shows even more states seeing large increases throughout the summer. While there is wide variation among states, we observed continuous increases of month-over-month enrollment across the 39 states analyzed, with the eight states reporting August enrollment numbers showing big jumps in that month.

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