Medicaid doctor with young girl patient Getting to know medicaid

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is the nation's public health insurance program for people with low income. The Medicaid program covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly needs for care. The program is the principal source of long-term care coverage for Americans. Most Medicaid enrollees lack access to other affordable health insurance. Medicaid covers a broad array of health services and limits enrollee out-of-pocket costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for implementing Medicaid.

Source: This content is based on the webpage 10 Things to Know about Medicaid: Setting the Facts Straight, KFF, Mar 06, 2019