Understanding Medicaid: Elderly and Disabled Cost the Most

Posted: July 19, 2013

Medicaid provides health care coverage to many categories of lower income people, such as mothers and children, but the most costly to cover are the elderly and those with disabilities. The chart below compares recipient categories by participation and cost. It’s a reminder that Medicaid helps not only young mothers but elderly middle class persons whose savings become exhausted from medical and skilled nursing care.

MoHealthNet Graph


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