9 Facts About Medicaid

1. Medicaid is the largest payer for medical services for persons with AIDS.

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2. Medicaid is far and away the most expensive US government-assistance program.

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3. Medicaid is a government-assistance program in the United States that provides health-care benefits to individuals and families with low income and limited resources.

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4. At that point, Medicaid assumes the cost of nursing home and medical care.

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5. Medicaid is the largest health insurer in the United States.

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6. Medicaid is a federal-state entitlement program for low-income citizens of the United States.

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7. Medicaid is critical to making Medicare work for over four million elderly people in the United States.

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8. Unlike the Medicare program, Medicaid is a means-tested, needs-based social welfare or social protection program rather than a social insurance program.

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9. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services monitors the state-run programs and establishes requirements for service delivery, quality, funding, and eligibility standards.

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