Medicaid – Fast Facts

Executive Summary

With conservative House Republicans threatening to “reform” Medicaid, you need the facts to understand that reform is not what is being sought. Medicaid provides quality care to tens of millions of low-income individuals and underserved communities. The effort to cap federal funding for the program is aimed at shredding a vital social safety net program. This paper by NHeLP Managing Attorney of the D.C. office Mara Youdelman provides the facts to counter claims from conservative activists and lawmakers about the quality of Medicaid, and why a federal cap is intended to greatly weaken, not reform, the program that is more than 50 years old.

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