Dual eligibles, sometimes referred to as Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, are consumers that due to disability, age, and/or income are eligible to enroll in both Medicare and Medicaid. OPEN MINDS analysis found that total spending for the dual eligible population was $416 billion in 2015, which includes both Medicare and Medicaid expenses. In 2016, total dual eligible spending is expected to reach $448 billion. This is a dramatic increase over the past decade.
This report includes detailed current and historical spending information on the dual eligible population, explores trends in dual eligible spending for both Medicare and Medicaid . . .