NEMWI Issue Brief Addresses Increased Medicaid Costs and Need for Federal Unemployment Benefits

A Northeast-Midwest Institute issue brief released today addresses increased Medicaid costs and argues for needed increases in federal unemployment benefits, analyzing data presented in a Medicaid Policy Center report presented in July.  The issue brief is titled “New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute Report Links Higher Medicaid Costs to Continuation of Federal Unemployment Benefits,” and is authored by NEMWI Senior Fellow I. Sue Andersen. 

The new NEMWI issue brief argues that the U.S. House-passed “HEROES Act will help to offset this looming crisis by increasing federal reimbursement of state Medicaid expenses.”

The NEMWI issue brief is available here.

The Medicaid Policy Center report is available here.