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New Study Reinforces Power of SNAP to Reduce Healthcare Costs

08.2023 / By Benefits Data Trust

Benefits Data Trust (BDT), in collaboration with partner organizations, studied one specific population: people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. BDT compared two groups with similar demographic characteristics – where one group was enrolled in SNAP and the other was not – and the data showed that the people participating in SNAP incurred healthcare costs that were 16% lower and pharmacy costs that were 21% lower.



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