Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research


From 1989 to 1992, the increases in Medicaid spending were the largest since the program began in. Enrollment in Medicaid by AFDC families grew from 3.8 million in 1990 to 4.4 million in 1992, almost a nine percent annual increase. During this period, states were also experiencing the ffects of a nationwide recession. Rapidly rising expenditure levels stretched revenue streams to their limits.