Medicaid’s Role in Responding to the Public Health Crisis in Flint

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<p>In Flint, Michigan, thousands of city residents, including as many as 9,000 children, may have been exposed to toxic levels of lead through contaminated water. In response, Governor Rick Snyder recently requested federal funding for a Medicaid 1115 demonstration that would expand eligibility for coverage, provide case management to ensure access to necessary medical and social services, and help fund lead abatement in affected homes.</p><p>Read a blog post by George Washington University's Sara Rosenbaum on why Medicaid’s role in addressing this catastrophe should remind Americans about its central role in the public health system.
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