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10 Ways Medicaid Affects Us All

KHN Original

Medicaid was created in 1965 as a program for the poor. Today, it helps 74 million people — more than 1 of every 5 people in the U.S. You or someone you know likely benefits.

Medical Debt Is Generally Higher In States That Didn’t Expand Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

A study finds states that didn’t expanded their Medicaid programs under the federal health law saw the percentage of people with unpaid medical bills fall only about half as much as in states that expanded. Also, a plan to reform Michigan’s auto insurance could backfire on the Medicaid program, and questions are raised about Kentucky officials’ attempts to keep documents private dealing with their efforts to revamp the state’s Medicaid program.

GOP’s Plan To Pay For CHIP May Derail Efforts To Renew Funding Of Popular Program

KHN Morning Briefing

Democrats oppose Republicans’ efforts to scrap the Affordble Care Act’s prevention fund, which has been criticized as a “slush fund,” and don’t like the GOP’s proposal to remove lottery winners from state Medicaid programs. Meanwhile, states are bracing for the impact if the money is not renewed.