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Alzheimer's Association report finds state Medicaid costs for people living with Alzheimer's disease will increase significantly in all states including in Georgia over the next 10 years.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s new report, Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Medicaid Costs: A Growing Burden for States, released today, found that between 2015 and 2025, Medicaid costs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will increase in every state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia. In fact, by 2025, 35 states will see increases in Alzheimer’s Medicaid costs of at least 40 percent from 2015, including 22 states that will see increases of at least 50 percent.
In Georgia, Medicaid spending on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will increase 61 percent by 2025. This year, spending will total $989 million, increasing to almost $1.6 billion in 2025. Approximately 10 percent of the 2015 Medicaid budget in Georgia is spent on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
To read the full report findings, visit alz.org/trajectory
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