This is Brian Blase in Health Affairs:
More than one in four Americans is now enrolled in Medicaid.
Close to 20 percent of all enrollees are only eligible for the program because the Biden administration has extended the COVID public health emergency far past the time of an actual public health emergency.
Only 4.5 million people who are lawfully present in the United States lack health insurance and are not eligible for Medicaid, a subsidized exchange plan, or employer-sponsored insurance. This equals 1.7% of the under-65 population.
And why things will get worse:
Federal subsidies for the under-65 population will total nearly $12 trillion over the next decade —several hundred billion dollars above the amount they projected last year.