Medicaid for the common good

If you're fortunate enough to have health insurance through your employer or can afford it on your own, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about Medicare and Medicaid. Maybe you aren't even sure which is which and what they do. In a high-poverty state like Alabama, Medicaid is the backbone of the entire health-care infrastructure, regardless of who carries a Medicaid card.

This Anniston Star op-ed by ACPP health policy analyst Jim Carnes examines what's at stake for Alabama's health care system in the debate over federal spending.

 

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