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Jan. Health Advocate: The Year Ahead: Medicaid Works!
New Health Advocate Focuses on Strengths of Medicaid and Emerging Efforts to Undermine the Program
Lawmakers in Washington have revealed they will consider altering Medicaid through policy measures such as block grants and per capita caps, which would adversely impact individuals and states that participate in the program. In this month's Health Advocate, Managing Attorney of the DC Office Mara Youdelman covers myriad reasons why Medicaid is strong and helping tens of millions every year.
"Medicaid is more important than ever," Youdelman writes. "We can certainly improve Medicaid. But the underlying structure -- a guarantee of enrollment for all who are eligible and open-ended funding to ensure states can be responsive to unforeseen circumstances whether economic recession or natural disasters -- works."