Protecting Medicaid

End of ACA Repeal Efforts in Congress Do Not Mean Medicaid is Safe from Cuts

Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in an early-morning vote on Friday, July 28. This is a monumental victory but does not secure Medicaid from future cuts, both federally and at the state level. Stay tuned to this section of our site for updates to attacks on Medicaid or sign up for our list to be kept up to date.

Medicaid 101

Medicaid is an essential part of America’s safety net and is relied upon by tens of millions of working families, children, seniors, people with disabilities in our country. It helps fund doctors and hospitals that deliver health care to people who would otherwise be unable to pay. Without Medicaid, providers would still have to offer these services; they would just have to absorb the cost, hurting the system overall.

In addition to benefiting individuals, Medicaid provides an economic boost to the states, with the federal government covering most of the costs, pumping millions into state economies.

Any cuts made to Medicaid would shift health care costs to the states, hurting local economies, and jeopardizing care and coverage for millions.