Report
October 2011

Medicaid: A Lifeline for Americans with Serious Health Care Needs

By:
Christine Sebastian,
Kathleen Stoll,
Kim Bailey,

Medicaid helps people with serious health care conditions get the care they need. For people with cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease, consistent and reliable access to health care is essential. Cutting Medicaid would threaten the lives of these Americans.

Find out how many people in each state have a serious health condition and rely on Medicaid. The report includes breakdowns by racial and ethnic group, showing the disproportionate impact that Medicaid cuts would have on communities of color.

Use this report to defend your state’s Medicaid program and to protect state residents, particularly communities of color.