Medicaid and State Budgets: Looking at the Facts

Medicaid continues to make up a large share of state budgets, but its role is far more nuanced than is frequently portrayed. This series of fact sheets is designed to provide a short overview of the role of Medicaid in state budgets, the sources of spending, and details on how much each state spends. The 2011 report also examines the impact of fiscal relief and historic trends.