One in Five Individuals in U.S. Relies on Medicaid
Medicaid is the country’s most inclusive health care program, providing high quality, affordable coverage to more than 89 million low-income individuals. Medicaid is the largest source of federally supported health care coverage. In exchange for federal funding, states must meet a number of requirements governing who is eligible, what health care must be provided, and protections for enrollees.
The National Health Law Program defends Medicaid by protecting the rights of Medicaid beneficiaries and enforcing Medicaid law in the courts, and advocates for Medicaid policies and laws in Congress and statehouses from coast to coast that meet the needs of low-income individuals, families, underserved communities, and people historically discriminated against by private health care insurance companies, such as people of color, women, people living with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.
To learn more about various aspects of the Medicaid program, explore these webinars from the experts at the National Health Law Program as part of the Protect Medicaid series.
- Per Capita Caps / Block Grant Program Cuts (February 24, 2017)
- Services (March 3, 2017)
- Affordability (March 10, 2017)
- Medicaid Expansion (March 17, 2017)
- Consumer Protections and Due Process (March 24, 2017)
- Rules of Engagement: Legal Issues in Section 1115 Waivers (April 7, 2017)
- Rulemaking, Agency Authority, and the Administrative Procedures Act – An Overview (May 5, 2017)
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