New data suggests that those who have joined the Medicaid rollsas a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable CareAct are not costing the federal government as much asthose who were previously enrolled.

But it also suggests that the budgetary impacts of increasedMedicaid differs dramatically betweenstates.

According to an analysis of federal figures by the Kaiser Family Foundation, new adult Medicaidenrollees only account for 10 percent of Medicaid spending acrossthe country, even though the group makes up 13 percent of the totalpopulation covered by Medicaid.

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