Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Protesters rally against Medicaid cuts in front of the U.S. Capitol in June. Medicaid is the nation’s largest health insurance program, covering 74 million people — more than 1 in 5 Americans.

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Protesters rally against Medicaid cuts in front of the U.S. Capitol in June. Medicaid is the nation’s largest health insurance program, covering 74 million people — more than 1 in 5 Americans.

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

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 doctor’s appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away — Medicaid pays for their transportation.

When older middle-class Americans deplete their savings to pay for costly nursing home care, Medicaid offers coverage.

The United States has become a Medicaid nation.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/23/552478175/meet-your-friends-who-get-medicaid?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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