Covering Medicaid amid COVID-19: 6 things journalists should know

Journalist’s Resource

By: Kerry Dooley Young

Medicaid is a United States health insurance program run and funded by states with federal oversight and financial contributions. The total annual federal contributions vary by state, reflecting the differing levels of poverty and states’ decisions about whether to participate in the Medicaid expansion created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010… But these requirements appeared to be a stumbling block for many people who were allowed to enroll in Indiana’s Medicaid coverage through the ACA expansion, according to the brief from Georgetown’s Center for Families and Children. This brief was written by Allexa Gardner, a research associate, and Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families and a research professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy.

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