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Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Protects Middle-Class Families, Seniors, People With Disabilities and Children.

One in every four Americans are covered by Medicaid or Chip, making it the largest single source of health coverage in the U.S. Medicaid includes people from all walks of life—they range from middle-class individuals who have suffered a catastrophic illness, to seniors receiving long-term services and supports ranging from institutional care to home-and community-based services, to newborns and children.

Medicaid makes our health system stronger for all of us.

Medicaid insures one in five Americans and one in three of the nation’s children. Medicaid helps people afford doctor visits so that they can stay healthy. And it pays for hospital stays and long-term care. Medicaid helps doctors and hospitals, too. By paying for the health care needs of low-income people, Medicaid reduces hospitals’ burden of unpaid care. This helps hospitals and makes the health care system stronger for all of us.

Medicaid is a federal and state program that boosts state economies.

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