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US: Happy Birthday Medicaid — from Millions Who Love and Need You (Opinion)
Black Star News – August 02, 2017
Why are so many people across our country standing up to protect Medicaid? Because Medicaid is a lean, efficient and essential safety net program that allows millions to be healthy and productive members of society. Medicaid is the largest health insurer for our nation’s children, providing affordable, comprehensive health coverage to almost 37 million low-income children. Forty-three percent of all Medicaid enrollees are children; Medicaid serves 40 percent of children with special health care needs. It also covers more than 40 percent of all births in the United States and serves millions of low-income pregnant women, adults with disabilities, and the elderly. Medicaid is a foundational part of our nation’s health insurance system for children and vulnerable adults.