Percent of Children in Medicaid Managed Plans Increases to 94%
Nationwide, the children under 21 enrolled in Medicaid crew to 40.5 million in 2017 from just 23.5 million in 2000.
By: Catie Hillard
March 1, 2021 – Nationwide, the children under 21 enrolled in Medicaid crew to 40.5 million in 2017 from just 23.5 million in 2000. According to a report from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, with this growth, the proportion of children under Medicaid Managed plans has increased to 94% from 65 percent.
While managed care is the main form of Medicaid coverage for youth, the study found only a minimal increase in preventative care received by those under Medicaid managed plans.
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