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The Value of Medicaid


Fifteen years ago, Laura Helms nearly lost her Illinois home following a costly hospital stay for bronchitis. But Laura’s situation improved dramatically when her state expanded Medicaid eligibility. For millions of low-wage American workers, the expansion has created newfound financial security as well as access to care. A new Commonwealth Fund essay on Medium examines the quality of Medicaid’s coverage and how it supports safety-net providers as well as state economies. Also see a To the Point post and slideshow explainer on why the U.S. needs Medicaid.

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