Examining the Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on Social Welfare

Andrew Kim, Liang Zhao

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The study looks at the effects of cost sharing between the federal and state governments through the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage. Specifically, we research how the enhanced matching rates, through the Medicaid Expansion, affects states allocation of federal funds through other programs. We applied Logistic regression test towards the Medicaid expansion and state spending/allocation of funds towards state programs. Our results indicated evidence a positive effect associated with state Medicaid expansions and increased allocation of state and federal funding on social welfare. Comparatively, non-expanded states did not see increased allocation of funding.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Integrity
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Governance
  • health policy
  • medicaid


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