Medicaid and the Elderly

18 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2012

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Mariacristina De Nardi

University College London, Economics Dpt.; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) - Public Economics

Eric French

Department of Economics; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

John Bailey Jones

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; SUNY at Albany - School of Business

Angshuman Gooptu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Date Written: February 8, 2012

Abstract

In 2009, Medicaid spent over $75 billion on 5.3 million elderly beneficiaries. This article describes the Medicaid rules for the elderly and discusses their economic implications.

Keywords: Medicaid, eligibility, Publicly Provided Private Goods, Government Expenditures and Health, Government Policy, Regulation, Public Health

JEL Classification: H42, H51, I18

Suggested Citation

De Nardi, Mariacristina and French, Eric and Jones, John B. and Gooptu, Angshuman, Medicaid and the Elderly (February 8, 2012). Economic Perspectives, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2017771

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