What Makes Medicaid, Medicaid

What Makes Medicaid, Medicaid

Executive Summary

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, and the implementation of Medicaid expansions and Marketplaces in 2014, the U.S. significantly expanded access to health insurance coverage. Architects of the ACA rightly viewed Medicaid as an essential piece of the universal coverage puzzle. Indeed, Medicaid is a special piece of the coverage pie. This paper explains why it is essential for health coverage in the U.S. to maintain what makes Medicaid, Medicaid.

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