Stark Differences in Medicaid Spending Per Enrollee

Source: Urban Institute and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) estimates based on 2006 MSIS data. Medicaid pays for more than half of all nursing home patients. According to KCMU, "Medicaid spending per enrollee varies sharply by eligibility group. Higher per capita expenditures for disabled and elderly beneficiaries reflect their intensive use of both acute and long-term care services."