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Medicaid Expansion States, By Governors' Political Party

Total newly eligible Medicaid expansion
enrollees: 10.7 million


Key Medicaid Questions for 2017

  • How would ACA repeal affect Medicaid?
  • What would changes in the financing structure mean for Medicaid?
  • How could Medicaid be changed through administrative action?

Medicaid: A Pocket Primer

Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. It covers more than 70 million people and provides significant financing for hospitals, community health centers, physicians, and nursing homes, and jobs in the health care sector.

Medicaid Financing: The Basics

  • How Medicaid financing works
  • How much Medicaid costs
  • Medicaid’s role in federal and state budgets

How Would a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Work?

The House GOP plan would convert federal Medicaid financing from an open-ended entitlement to a per capita allotment or a block grant, based on a state choice.

Special Topic Page

The ACA and Medicaid Expansion Waivers

A handful of states have obtained or are seeking waivers to implement the Medicaid expansion in ways that extend beyond the flexibility provided by the ACA. Here are key resources that examine these waivers.


Faces of Medicaid: A Video Series

Medicaid provides health and long-term care coverage to nearly 70 million low-income Americans across the U.S. and is an integral part of the nation’s health care system. The stories here reveal the range of experience and diverse roles that Medicaid plays in the lives of Americans across the U.S. These stories are not intended to be an evaluation of the program, but to get underneath Medicaid’s statistics and provide insight into individual experiences with the program.

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