Number of Medicaid Prescriptions Grew, Drug Spending Was Steady in Medicaid Expansion States

RUHRC Authors: Wen, H | Borders, T
Publication Date: 09/01/2016
Full Publication: Number of Medicaid Prescriptions Grew, Drug Spending Was Steady in Medicaid Expansion States

Abstract

Expansions of eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act may have increased the number of Medicaid drug prescriptions. However, the expansions did not drive Medicaid spending on prescription drugs overall in 2014.

Suggested Citation

Wen H, Druss BG, Borders TF. Number of Medicaid Prescriptions Grew, Drug Spending Was Steady in Medicaid Expansion States. Health Aff. 2016;35(9):1604-1607.