The Kaiser Family Foundation has produced three documentaries to mark the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. The documentaries examine the social needs that led policymakers to create these programs, the expectations of what they would achieve and the reality of these programs today. Key policymakers, staff officials and members…
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This Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured video segment returns to the plaintiffs of the Olmstead case five years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision. It reports on the impact of the decision for individuals with disabilities and some of the challenges that remain in the implementation of…
How much do you know about Medicaid, the role it plays in the lives of many Americans, how program dollars are spent and how Medicaid eligibility will change under health reform? Take this interactive quiz to find out.
The health reform implementation timeline is an interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next several years.
This timeline presents enrollment and major policy developments in health insurance coverage for children in public programs during the last 40+ years.
This interactive timeline provides information about policy developments over the course of the last 40 years of the Medicaid program and will be updated with new developments as they occur.
Faces of Medicaid Medicaid, the public program that provides health and long-term care coverage for low-income individuals and families, covers about 60 million people currently, or 1 in 5 Americans. Medicaid beneficiaries include pregnant women, children and families, individuals with disabilities, and seniors. During down economies, Medicaid places pressure on…
This month’s Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides information about the role of Medicaid and Medicare in women’s health care: the proportion of US women who are covered by Medicaid and Medicare; how women comprise the majority of those covered by the Medicaid and Medicare programs and the majority of those receiving long-term services and supports (such as home health care); how women on Medicaid are poorer and sicker than women with private coverage; how Medicaid is a primary payer for women’s reproductive health services; and how women on Medicare spend more than their male counterparts on medical care and also have higher rates of health problems and social challenges.
Zooming in on Health Reform: Understanding the Potential Impact of the ACA on Medicaid and the Uninsured at the Local Level
The impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will vary by geography depending on current coverage patterns and socio-demographic factors. Use this interactive Zooming In tool to see how the number and composition of individuals enrolled in Medicaid or who are uninsured could change in local areas and at the state level if your state expands Medicaid.
This infographic illustrates that while the majority of people served by Medicaid are children and families, most Medicaid spending – two of every three dollars – goes to care for elderly enrollees and people with disabilities.