From March 2020 to March 2021, the total U.S. Medicaid population (including managed care plans and traditional fee-for-service coverage) grew 11.1% to 81.9 million lives, according to the latest update to AIS’s Directory of Health Plans. This growth is largely a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, though one state, Idaho, implemented Medicaid expansion in January 2020.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans