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Graphic of the week

HPIO analysis of Ohio Medicaid data has found that Medicaid enrollment increased by more than 580,000 enrollees between March 2020 (the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic) and March 2022, an increase of about 20.5%.

As indicated in the graphic above, Medicaid enrollment grew most significantly between April 2020 and August 2020. This is likely because unemployment was highest during the early months of the pandemic, when an economic recession occurred. Since August 2020, growth in Ohio Medicaid enrollment has stabilized, averaging 0.6% growth per month.

The graphic is included in HPIO's fact sheet that was released last month, “Ohio Medicaid Basics Update: Trends in Enrollment and Expenditures During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”