In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, the Alliance thanks veterans and their families for their service to our country. We owe our military members and their families a debt of gratitude, and want to ensure that they receive the high-quality, accessible health care that they deserve.
Nearly two million U.S. veterans and their families depend on Medicaid to receive quality care, like routine checkups and mental health services. The Modern Medicaid Alliance has been actively educating policymakers and the public about the value of Medicaid to veterans and their families.
We are pleased to share a compilation of recent blog posts and partner news below:
- Top 8 Ways Medicaid Helps American Veterans
To recognize the role Medicaid plays in the lives of veterans, the Modern Medicaid shared the most important facts you should know.
- Meeting the Needs of American Veterans with Medicaid
Veterans have a wide variety of health needs, and they deserve high-quality, easily-accessible health care. The Alliance explores how Medicaid is a valuable service for veterans who are at risk of falling through the cracks.
- Medicaid: Crucial to the Health of Veterans and Their Families
Medicaid is a critical safety net for military families, especially when they live far from a VA facility or have unique health needs. A reportfrom Tricare for Kids Coalition provides new insight into how the program continues to help military families by meeting the health needs of their children.
- Military, Veterans and Families Voice Health Care Needs in New Survey
Health care is one of the top policy concerns for military and veteran families. According to recent findings of the Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, access to and quality of health care are high priorities for veterans and their families.
Additionally, the Alliance has been active facilitating meetings with veterans and their elected officials. For example, Governor Steve Bullock joined veterans, along with local health care and business leaders to discuss the positive impact of the Medicaid program on the state of Montana. The meeting was convened by the Modern Medicaid Alliance and focused on the value of Medicaid to the state health care system, economy, and diverse populations across Montana.