Medicaid: A Political Football With Far-Reaching Consequences
The Los Angeles Times offers a breakdown of what Medicaid is, who it covers and what's going to happen to it under the new administration.
Los Angeles Times:
Obamacare 101: What's Going To Happen To 70 Million Americans Who Rely On Medicaid?
It’s the program that everyone confuses with Medicare.But Medicaid, the half-century-old government health plan for the poor, is actually bigger than its more famous cousin, covering some 70 million Americans at any one time. Expanding Medicaid was a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, helping to bring health coverage to more than 20 million previously uninsured people. (Levey, 3/2)