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Sat Jun 19, 2021, 06:44 PM

43% of Americans receive Government Health Insurance [View all]

Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People, a
'High-Water Mark'
Phil Galewitz

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states
keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends
swelled the pool of people in the program by more than 9 million over
the past year, according to a report released Thursday.

The latest figures show Medicaid enrollment grew from 71.3 million in
February 2020, when the pandemic was beginning in the U.S., to 80.5
million in January, according to a KFF analysis of federal data. (KHN
is an editorially independent program of KFF.)

That's up from about 56 million in 2013, just before many states
expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. And it's double the
40 million enrolled in 2001.

Medicaid, once considered the ugly duckling compared with the
politically powerful and popular Medicare program, now covers nearly 1
in 4 Americans. In New Mexico, the ratio is more than 1 in 3.

Together, Medicaid and Medicare cover 43% of Americans.

It won't be long before there is Medicare for All.

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