A study released May 27 by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured estimates the state-by-state distribution of new Medicaid enrollees under health reform and the associated reduction in uninsured adults. California and Texas are expected to see the largest reduction in uninsured adults, about 1.4 million each.
Nationally, the study estimates the health reform law will increase Medicaid enrollment by 15.9 million people by 2019 and decrease the number of uninsured low-income adults by 11.2 million. The federal government would pay $443.5 billion, or 95.4%, of the cost of the Medicaid expansion between 2014 and 2019 while states would pay $21.2 billion.
In addition to this "standard scenario," which approximates participation rates used by the Congressional Budget Office, the study examines the potential impact of more aggressive outreach efforts and the influence of the law's requirement that most people obtain health coverage.
The report shows that Mississippi will receive federal payments covering about 96% of coverage expenditures. Mississippi will still see spending of state funds increased by 4.8%.