Medicaid provides insurance coverage to a diverse population of more than 70 million Americans. Low-income adults; children; pregnant women; seniors; and people with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities all get their health care and other services through Medicaid. Medicaid plays a valuable role in strengthening our society – from keeping children healthy by connecting them with the right doctors to ensuring seniors receive the care they need.
Because many beneficiaries have complex health needs, Medicaid health plans have delivered some of the most innovative solutions in health care to help improve health outcomes and lower costs for taxpayers.
Medicaid can save money for taxpayers by providing beneficiaries with innovative, cost-effective care. With efficient administration, Medicaid connects people with the health services and medications they need, and when Medicaid helps beneficiaries get healthy and stay healthy, costs are lower for everyone over the long term.
By addressing mental, physical, and social needs, the program deals with issues that are often overlooked and places people on the path to better health. Studies show Medicaid beneficiaries have better health outcomes for certain conditions than people without insurance.