Levy notes that increasing the amount of Medicaid money to States during the Recession was an effective form of stimulus
"'THE MEDICAID CLIFF'" - Tradeoffs. 5/5/2020.
PSC Researcher and Health Economist, Helen Levy comments in the Tradeoffs podcast on findings from research on Medicaid money to the States. "During the recession, the federal government realized that increasing the amount of Medicaid money that states had was a very effective form of stimulus." "It goes right into the bloodstream. We know it helps the people who gain coverage. We know it helps the hospitals that treat the people who need that coverage. And we also know it's an effective way of providing fiscal stimulus for the economy as a whole."