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Medicaid was created to provide medical assistance and care for the financially impoverished elderly and certain other indigent individuals and low income families.  It is administered on the State level and funded by both State and federal resources.  People served by Medicaid can include the elderly, children, the disabled and low income parents.

Medicade is part of the Social Security Act administered by each State and monitored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Eligibility for and services offered by Medicade can vary from State to State.  States are not required to participate in the Medicaid program but every State has participated since the early 1980's.

Medicaid pays for the majority of residents now in all nursing homes and provides services to tens of millions of Americans.  It can amount to about one quarter of each State's budget and is growing.  The U.S. Congress has recently debated legislation to cut Medicaid funding.

Medicaid is not to be confused with Medicare which is administered by the federal government.  Medicare covers health benefits for those over 65 years of age and covers far fewer services.  Medicare is not all inclusive healthcare, as is Medicaid, and contains provisions for the payment of premiums and deductibles.


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Making Medicaid A Tool For Moral Education May Let Some Die New York Times
New York Times Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die New York Times Apparently the plan to Make America Great Again will let some Americans die. Kentucky rushed last week to become the first of the nation39s 50 states to impose a work requirement on recipients of Medicaid. Under the state39s HEALTH plan, most able bodied Kentucky39s new obstacles to Medicaid coverage are crueler than you could imagineLos Angeles Times Don39t add a work requirement to MedicaidSeattle Times Bevin issues ultimatum: If courts block Medicaid plan, half million Kentuckians will lose careThe Courier Journal U.S. News World Report Chicago Tribune The Hill Medicaid.gov all 81 news articles raquo

Why Work Requirements Are Good For Medicaid New York Post
New York Post Why work requirements are good for Medicaid New York Post Last week the Trump administration announced it39ll allow states to impose a community engagement requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health insurance program for lower income people. So far, 10 states intend to do it, though and more raquo

As The Opioid Crisis Grows, States Are Opening Medicaid To Alternative Medici...
STAT As the opioid crisis grows, states are opening Medicaid to alternative medicine STAT he quickest way to erase pain is to give patients an opioid. But a rise in prescriptions has fueled a national epidemic of fatal overdoses, with a large share of the deaths occurring in low income communities. Under intense pressure to combat the

Privatizing Iowa Medicaid Has Privatized Previously Public Information DesMo...
KSCJ Privatizing Iowa Medicaid has privatized previously public information DesMoinesRegister.com Unfortunately, a care denial is only the beginning of an Iowan39s nightmare under privatized Medicaid, according to an investigation by Register reporter Jason Clayworth published Sunday. If the patient or a family member is still alive and well Iowa governor leaves door open on Medicaid work requirementsNews Observer all 16 news articles raquo

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