With the Trump administration unveiling an overhaul of Medicaid, healthcare playing a big role in the 2020 election and coronavirus testing being covered by Medicaid, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s States with the Most & Least Medicaid Coverage (along with accompanying videos).
In order to identify which states rely most and least on Medicaid, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 12 metrics, ranging from total Medicaid spending per low-income population to adult care quality and children Medicaid eligibility level.
|States with the Most Medicaid Coverage||States with the Least Medicaid Coverage|
|1. Massachusetts||41. South Carolina|
|2. New York||42. Maine|
|3. Vermont||43. Nebraska|
|4. Rhode Island||44. Wisconsin|
|5. California||45. Oklahoma|
|6. Connecticut||46. Idaho|
|7. Pennsylvania||47. Alabama|
|8. Washington||48. South Dakota|
|9. Alaska||49. Wyoming|
|10. Oregon||50. Georgia|
- New York has the highest total Medicaid spending per low-income population, $13,335, which is 4.1 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at $3,228.
- Massachusetts has the highest total Medicaid enrollment per low-income population, 1.16, which is 3.2 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at 0.36.
- Wisconsin has the highest share of individuals with diabetes who had a Hemoglobin A1c test, 91.70 percent, which is 1.7 times higher than in Iowa, the state with the lowest at 55.40 percent.
- Missouri has the highest total Medicaid spending as share of total state budget, 37.97 percent, which is 2.7 times higher than in Wyoming, the state with the lowest at 13.90 percent.
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/