Medicaid

Medicaid Works: State Fact Sheets

Medicaid provides health coverage that helps low-income seniors, children, and people with disabilities get needed health care. It provides parents and other adults economic security through health coverage that protects them from medical debt and allows them to stay healthy and work. It is jointly run by the federal and state governments. These fact sheets provide […]

Medicaid Covers All That? It’s The Backstop Of America’s Ailing Health System

When high levels of lead were discovered in the public water system in Flint, Mich., in 2015, Medicaid stepped in to help thousands of children get tested for poisoning and receive care. When disabled children need to get to doctors’ appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away — Medicaid pays for their transportation. […]

Medicaid Chief Says Feds Are Willing To Approve Work Requirements

The Trump administration signaled Tuesday that it would allow states to impose work requirements on some adult Medicaid enrollees, a long-sought goal for conservatives that is strongly opposed by Democrats and advocates for the poor. “Let me be clear to everyone in this room: We will approve proposals that promote” employment or volunteer work, Seema […]

Maine Voters Chose Medicaid Expansion. Why Is Their Governor Resisting?

Even on frigid, wintry nights, Wall delivers newspapers, earning $150 a week when her kids are asleep. “I go out about 2 in the morning. And it usually takes me four to five hours,” she said. “I try really hard not to fall, but I have had a few accidents. One of them was on […]