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10 things to know about Medicaid: setting the facts straight

Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Author(s):
Paradise, Julia, author
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2017
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform
Medicaid -- organization & administration
Adult
Capitation Fee
Child
Cost Sharing
Deductibles and Coinsurance
Disabled Persons
Insurance Coverage
Long-Term Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Satisfaction
Poverty
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Medicaid, the nation's public health insurance program for low-income children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly needs for medical care and long-term services. Most people covered by Medicaid would be uninsured or underinsured without it. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid to reach low-income adults previously excluded from the program and provided federal funding to states for the vast majority of the cost of newly eligible adults. President Trump and other GOP leaders have called for far-reaching changes to Medicaid, including caps on federal funding for the program. In the debate about Medicaid's future, some critics of the program have made statements that are at odds with data, research, and basic information about Medicaid. To inform policy decisions that may have significant implications for Medicaid, the low-income people it serves, and the states, this brief highlights 10 key Medicaid facts.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (9 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101707780 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Author(s):
Paradise, Julia, author
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2017
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform
Medicaid -- organization & administration
Adult
Capitation Fee
Child
Cost Sharing
Deductibles and Coinsurance
Disabled Persons
Insurance Coverage
Long-Term Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Satisfaction
Poverty
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Medicaid, the nation's public health insurance program for low-income children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly needs for medical care and long-term services. Most people covered by Medicaid would be uninsured or underinsured without it. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid to reach low-income adults previously excluded from the program and provided federal funding to states for the vast majority of the cost of newly eligible adults. President Trump and other GOP leaders have called for far-reaching changes to Medicaid, including caps on federal funding for the program. In the debate about Medicaid's future, some critics of the program have made statements that are at odds with data, research, and basic information about Medicaid. To inform policy decisions that may have significant implications for Medicaid, the low-income people it serves, and the states, this brief highlights 10 key Medicaid facts.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (9 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101707780 (See catalog record)