To Protect Children, Senate Republicans Must Drop Medicaid Per Capita Cap

"The Senate Republican health bill, like the House-passed bill, would convert Medicaid to a per capita cap, but it would cut Medicaid even more deeply and pose an even greater threat to coverage for all Medicaid beneficiaries — including children..." Read the full article: CBPP, June 23, 2017, To Protect Children, Senate Republicans Must Drop Medicaid Per Capita Cap | Center on Budget and...

Medicaid Helps Schools Help Children

"Medicaid provides affordable and comprehensive health coverage to over 30 million children, improving their health and their families’ financial well-being. In addition to the immediate health and financial benefits that Medicaid provides, children covered by Medicaid experience long-term health and economic gains as adults. Many children receive Medicaid-covered health care not only at the...

Number of Uninsured Fell in 2011, Largely Due to Health Reform and Public Programs

The Census Bureau announced yesterday that, in 2011, the number of uninsured Americans fell for the first time in four years, and the percentage of Americans without health insurance experienced the largest single-year drop since 1999. The Census data suggest that health reform and other federal policies are responsible for a significant part of the gains in coverage. The largest increases in...