October 5, 2011
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines Medicaid's current role in providing health coverage for people with HIV and provides an important baseline for monitoring the impact of health reform in expanding coverage to this population beginning in 2014.
Medicaid and HIV: A National Analysis examines national enrollment and spending patterns for Medicaid enrollees with HIV, looking at key demographics, Medicaid eligibility pathways, services and geographic distribution. It also compares Medicaid enrollees with HIV to their counterparts without the disease, as well as to the population of people living with HIV in the U.S. Findings from the report include:
Given Medicaid's critical role for those with HIV, this analysis can help inform ongoing efforts to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people with HIV.
The report is available online.