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Medicaid: A Vital Health Coverage Program


Conservative lawmakers opposed to the federal Medicaid program would like to dramatically change its structure (Speaker Ryan and other House Republicans have proposed major changes). Here’s a roundup of Families USA resources that explain the real damage these proposals could have on people’s access to health care.

How per capita caps and block grants would weaken Medicaid

In recent years, we’ve seen policymakers at the state and federal level propose the establishment of a per capita cap in Medicaid and block grants as alternatives to the current financing structure.

Evidence that Medicaid provides quality health care and other benefits

Learn more about how Medicaid:

For regular updates on new research demonstrating the effectiveness of Medicaid, read our blogs.