Health Affairs September 29, 2022
Jessica Greene, Diane Gibson

Enrollment in Medicaid, which just celebrated its 57th birthday, is at an all-time high. Almost 82 million people have Medicaid health coverage, which is approximately one in four Americans (24.6 percent). In focus groups we conducted in June 2022 with Medicaid recipients and people who work directly with Medicaid recipients (Note 1), we heard Medicaid described as a “blessing” and a “life changing program” that allowed participants and their children to get essential heath care they otherwise could not possibly afford. A woman from Florida credited Medicaid with enabling her to remain in her home now that she needs to use a wheelchair for mobility, and a woman from Arkansas said, “If my son didn’t have Medicaid, he would have died from...

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