Comparing Health Care Use and Costs among New Medicaid Enrollees before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Comparing Health Care Use and Costs among New Medicaid Enrollees before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article compares health care use and cost patterns of Medicaid beneficiaries who enrolled prior to the pandemic versus new Medicaid beneficiaries who enrolled during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic using Medicaid data from North Carolina. With the evolving impacts of the pandemic, findings generated from this research can help state Medicaid programs with resource allocation and budgetary considerations during a period of enrollment growth.

Duke-Margolis Authors

Anderson

David Anderson

Research Associate, Health Policy Evidence Hub

whitaker

Rebecca Whitaker, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Research Director
Senior Team Member
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member

Janet Prvu Bettger

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA

Director of Undergraduate Education and Research Initiatives, Margolis Center
Margolis Core Faculty
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
2020 Intern Mentor
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member

Charlene Wong

Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Margolis Core Faculty
2020 Intern Mentor