Changing Medicaid to a per capita cap payment system would shift costs and risks to states and children, seniors, people with disabilities, and working families who rely on Medicaid for their health insurance and long-term care.
Despite ongoing attempts to undermine and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), independent industry analysts have consistently reaffirmed that the individual market under the law was continuing to stabilize and improve as of early 2017.
The ACA extended coverage to millions of previously uninsured and improved affordability and quality of coverage for those who were already covered.
Evidence shows that people with Medicaid have access to a regular source of care, are satisfied with that care, and experience other benefits from enrolling in the program, like greater financial security.
Make no mistake: Decisions made by President Trump and the Republicans in Congress remain the primary threat to the stability of the market and the future of the ACA.
For seniors and people with disabilities, Medicaid is a vital health insurance program. It also fills in gaps in Medicare coverage and helps make Medicare more affordable. Without Medicaid, many individuals and families would not be able to afford needed health care, long-term care, or home-based care.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act improves health coverage and care for African Americans, including more consumer protections and new, affordable coverage options.
Learn the steps you should take before you go to your state’s health insurance marketplace to shop for and compare plans and choose the best plan for you and your family. Includes directions in English and Spanish.
A work requirement in Medicaid is not only a bad idea, it’s unnecessary and counterproductive.
Medicaid is an important source of funding for hospitals and health systems in communities across the country. And a stronger health care system benefits all consumers, not just those with Medicaid coverage.