Health Advocate: The Year Ahead: Medicaid Works!

Executive Summary

With the Trump administration and lawmakers in the new Congress suggesting they will pursue changing Medicaid through block grants or capping or cutting its federal funding, NHeLP D.C. Managing Attorney Mara Youdelman details the ways Medicaid is helping tens of millions of Americans each year. “Medicaid is more important than ever,” Youdelman writes. “We can certainly improve Medicaid. But the underlying structure — a guarantee of enrollment for all who are eligible and open-ended funding to ensure states can be responsive to unforeseen circumstances whether economic recession or natural disasters — works.” Read Youdelman’s entire Health Advocate, “The Year Ahead Medicaid Works!”

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