A report by the Kaiser Family Foundation features the 20th annual survey of state Medicaid directors, which found that states expect Medicaid enrollment and spending to increase by over 8% each in FY 2021. The sharp increase reflects a decline in economic conditions and state budgetary concerns due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Officials believe that Medicaid enrollment will increase because of economic hardship. In response to the health crisis Congress raised the federal Medicaid match rate (FMAP) by 6.2% as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). States have undertaken several policy actions to support Medicaid programs in the wake of the pandemic that are detailed in the KFF report.
Survey information can be found here: