Medicaid

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Medicaid in the United States is a federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, including nursing home care and personal care services.

Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States, providing free health insurance to 74 million low-income and disabled people (23% of Americans) as of 2017.[1][2][3]

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  1. Gottlieb JD, Shepard M (2017-07-02). "Evidence on the Value of Medicaid". Econofact. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  2. Terhune, Chad (2018-10-18). "Private Medicaid Plans Receive Billions In Tax Dollars, With Little Oversight". Health Shots. NPR. Retrieved 2018-10-18. ...Medicaid, the nation's public insurance program that assists 75 million low-income Americans.
  3. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (Report). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2017-12-01. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved 2018-10-18. Estimated United States population as of July 1, 2017 = 325,719,178