About This Statistic
This statistic depicts the total Medicaid enrollment in the United States from 1966 to 2017. In 2009, approximately 50.9 million U.S. citizens were enrolled for Medicaid. Thus, this figure almost doubled since 1990. Projections for 2017 showed that there should be over 73 million people enrolled in Medicare in that year. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program supporting low-income individuals and families with costs associated with medical and long-term care.