Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase comprehensive Medicaid insurance coverage of evidence-based treatment for nicotine dependency in states and the District of Columbia

Baseline: 15 states (not including DC) had comprehensive Medicaid insurance coverage of evidence-based treatment for nicotine dependency in 2018

Target: 51 States (not including DC)

Target Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

Cigarette smoking causes cancer and early death. People on Medicaid are more likely to smoke, and smoking-related diseases are a major driver of Medicaid spending. Comprehensive Medicaid coverage of smoking cessation counseling and medications can help people on Medicaid quit smoking.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup