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Medicaid, the largest health insurance program in the United States and the primary safety-net insurer for many of the most vulnerable Americans, turns 50 on July 30. This milestone comes amid the biggest change in Medicaid since its inception because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Last summer, the State Health Care Spending Project, a collaboration between The Pew... Read More
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In 2013, the number of state and federal prisoners 55 or older continued to grow rapidly, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. These inmates cost state prison health care systems, on average, at least two to three times that of other inmates. While correctional health care costs began declining in many states in 2010 and 2011, a steadily aging prison population could reverse this trend. Read More