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Medicaid is a joint 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, like nursing home care and personal care services.

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What We Are Trying to Accomplish

To ensure Medicaid is able to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare for the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including many with MS.

Why It’s Important

Medicaid provides comprehensive health coverage to nearly 9 million non-elderly people with disabilities, and to 10 million low-income Medicare beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to fill Medicare’s gaps, including many people living with MS. MS is one of the most expensive chronic diseases to manage and many living with the disease are forced to stop working; Medicaid is a true safety net program.

While Medicaid varies from state to state, expansion of the program means coverage for millions of previously uninsured low-income adults. Advocacy work continues in states that have already expanded Medicaid, as well as in those who have not yet opted for Medicaid Expansion.

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Provide quality, comprehensive healthcare to more people living with disabilities.

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