The National Coalition on Health Care was pleased to host leading experts at Georgetown University and the Kaiser Family Foundation to discuss the fundamentals of Medicaid for Freshman member Congressional staff.
Medicaid covers 1 in 5 Americans, and plays a major role in providing coverage for people with special needs. Financed jointly by the federal government and the states, it has been a successful and flexible partnership for 5 decades. The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage to low-income adults, and 36 states and the District of Columbia have enacted this option, providing coverage to over 12 million Americans. All age groups—from children to the elderly—are served by Medicaid in every Congressional district.
Joan Alker, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Children and Families (CCF), and Research Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
MaryBeth Musumeci, Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured for the Kaiser Family Foundation
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This event was made possible with support from the California Health Care Foundation.