AHRQ Stats: Medicaid Versus Private Insurance
From 2003 to 2012, Medicaid rather than private insurance increasingly became the leading payer of potentially preventable pediatric hospital stays for asthma and diabetes. By 2012, Medicaid paid 58 percent of the asthma stays compared with 36 percent paid by private insurance. That same year, Medicaid paid 47 percent of the diabetes stays while private insurance paid 45 percent of them. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #192: Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012.)
Kathryn Fingar, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Raynard Washington, Ph.D.