Our friends at MACPAC have released the December 2019 edition of MACStats: the Medicaid and CHIP data book. MACStats has data and statistics on virtually any aspect of Medicaid and CHIP that you’d care to learn about. You can find the link to the document here.
The data book has five sections: key statistics (including Medicaid and CHIP enrollment which, as we pointed out in a post last month, has been declining for the past two years); trends; program enrollment and spending; Medicaid and CHIP eligibility; and beneficiary health, service use, and access to care. The book concludes with a technical guide to MACStats.
This is an extremely helpful guidance document for anyone who wants to learn about the largest health insurance program in the United States.