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The price to pay for Medicaid (for the government) have risen in recent years because
unemployment increased after the 2007-08 recession, making more people eligible for the program.
the Supreme Court made it mandatory that this part of the Affordable Care Act stay intact.
no states are contributing to the cost of Medicaid anymore due to the provisions that the federal government will cover these health costs.
the annual income level to be able to receive Medicaid benefits has gone down, allowing more families to fall under this program.
children have been added to the eligible list of Medicaid recipients since the Affordable Health Act took effect.