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Record Increase in State Medicaid Spending Projected
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Continuing economic woes at the state and federal levels, increased Medicaid enrollment, and the end of the federal stimulus program will contribute to a projected 29% increase in states’ spending for the Medicaid program in fiscal year 2012, according to a survey of Medicaid officials in all 50 states, released Thursday from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. That would be the largest increase in Medicaid history.