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Reports provide data on Medicare, Medicaid dual eligibles

April 4, 2012

Two new reports from the Kaiser Family Foundation examine the roles played by Medicare and Medicaid in providing care for 9 million low-income elderly and disabled people who have health coverage under both programs. One report  examines variations in medical needs and Medicare spending among this dual-eligible population, and includes state-specific data on the number and proportion of Medicare beneficiaries with Medicaid coverage. The second report explains how Medicare beneficiaries become eligible for Medicaid, provides national and state-by-state data on enrollment, and examines national and state-specific data on Medicaid spending for dual eligibles by service and eligibility group.