The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued two new briefs on individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The briefs provide an in-depth look at these beneficiaries and the role each program plays.
Medicaid's Role for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries explains the role Medicaid plays in filling in the gaps in Medicare's coverage for dual-eligible beneficiaries. It also 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.
Medicare's Role for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries examines Medicare spending for these beneficiaries. It describes the characteristics of those with the relatively high and low Medicare costs and includes state-specific data on the share of Medicare beneficiaries who are dually eligible.