Why Medicaid?

Medicaid provides health care coverage to a diverse population of more than 73 million Americans. Millions of children, Americans 65+, people with disabilities, and 2 million veterans 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.

Strengthening Communities

Medicaid improves our communities by helping beneficiaries get well when they’re sick and stay well when they’re healthy – so they can live healthy and productive lives. Healthier children can focus more on school, adults have a better shot at finding a job, and seniors can get affordable health care and support services that meet their needs. Across the board, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are strengthening local communities and ensuring a brighter future for America.

Medicaid Keeps America’s Children Healthy

May 1, 2020

Medicaid is a Vital Safety Net for Americans 65+

August 20, 2020

Saving Money

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.

Improving Health

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.

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