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Medicaid: What it is and why it’s important
Medicaid is the largest health coverage program in the United States and is designed to support the health needs of nearly all people with low incomes.
Medicaid explained
90 percent of Americans think Medicaid is important to our health care system and the benefits reach far and wide. That is, once they understand it.
California - Working people with Medicaid coverage
Working people with Medicaid coverage
Study shows support for Medicaid
Americans overwhelmingly support Medicaid, according to a national study by Providence St. Joseph Health. The new study provides valuable insights as lawmakers consider the future of Medicaid.
Oregon - Medicaid Matters: Robin’s Story
It’s hard to put a price on your eyesight, but to Robin, 67, it’s the best gift she’s ever received. Thanks to Medicaid, she was able to get cataract surgery on both eyes and was no longer at risk...
Oregon - Medicaid Matters: David’s Story
David has a lot to live for. At age 69, he has six adult children, 20 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids. He also has his beloved martial arts that he began practicing in his 20s and still continues...
New York - Medicaid Matters: Julie’s Story
For 18 years, Julie loved working as a residency coordinator in the orthopedics department in Syracuse, New York. Then nerve damage derailed her. Learn more.
Alaska - Medicaid Matters: Jackie’s Story
There’s not much Jackie wouldn’t do for her mom Irene. When Irene’s chronic illnesses became worse and she couldn’t afford the growing medical bills. Learn more.
California - Medicaid Matters: Chauntal’s Story
Chauntal Lewis was driving away from a friend’s house one morning when a semi-truck slammed into her car. She lost her left hand, but found a way to cope. Learn more.
Washington - Medicaid Matters: Margot's Story
Margot is all about doing for others. Before she became ill, she volunteered at a local food bank, cooked Thanksgiving meals for seniors in need and helped at her church...
Washington - Medicaid Matters: Greg's Story
Greg (17) nearly drowned while swimming and ended up with brain damage. Learn how he overcame his medical condition.
Washington - Medicaid’s role in the opioid epidemic
Medicaid’s role in the opioid epidemic
Alaska - She cried ‘tears of joy’ for her son
Becky is grateful every day that Medicaid helps ensure her son, Sawyer, enjoys his best, safest life without undue financial stress on the family.
Alaska - A second chance at life
Medicaid helped Drew get back on his feet
California - Peace of mind for a healthy start in life
Ryan and Rochelle's baby boy got a great start in life, thanks to Medicaid coverage.
Oregon - Kate never expected to be on Medicaid
Kate, a 43-year-old mother of two, is grateful for Medicaid coverage during a difficult time in her life
Washington - There is no way I could afford cancer treatment without Medicaid
Medicaid saves lives
Oregon - Nancy gets help for chronic pain thanks to Medicaid
After an accident 20 years ago, Nancy says Medicaid has been a lifesaver.
Washington - A safety net to help a young family through tragedy
Jennifer is thankful for the Medicaid coverage that helped them recover from a family tragedy
Alaska - Medicaid was a gift to our family
Medicaid saves lives
Alaska - Medicaid gives my son the care he needs
Marissa is grateful for the Medicaid coverage that helps her, as a working mom, keep her young son safe and secure.
Montana - Medicaid was such a blessing
Medicaid helped save Kathleen's life
Washington - Medicaid Matters: Sylvia’s story
Sylvia took excellent care of herself with a nutritious diet and daily exercise. She was dating a great guy, Steve, a former Marine and fellow fitness buff. Life was pretty much ideal, until...
Texas - Medicaid Matters: John's story
Before John’s illness, I didn’t know that Medicare does not cover long-term care, and that many facilities don’t want to take Medicaid...
Washington - Medicaid Matters: Laura's story
Laura has worked hard her whole life but couldn’t afford cancer treatments – until Medicaid came to her rescue...
Montana - Medicaid Matters: Sue's story
After Montana broadened eligibility for Medicaid to more people, Sue was eligible but reluctant to apply. She wanted to pay her way and was afraid of being treated “like a second-class citizen.”
Oregon - Medicaid Matters: Harold's story
For Harold, Medicaid was his lifeline to treatment after a devastating stroke...
Oregon - Medicaid Matters: Tress's story
Medicaid was there when Tress needed help, with quality care and diabetes education.
New Mexico - Medicaid Matters: Don Paul's story
Don Paul and his big sister Liz share a close bond. They are both grateful for Medicaid services that helped him stay sober and clean.
California - Medicaid Matters: Adante's story
Thanks to Medicaid coverage, Adante’s mom was able to ensure he got treatment for childhood injuries. Today Adante believes that "Health is wealth. Health care should be a basic right."