Medicaid Matters
to America

As the largest health care program in the United States, Medicaid covers more than 20% of the U.S. population including millions of children, older adults, people with disabilities, and 2 million veterans.


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More than 1 in 5 Americans are covered by Medicaid.

Americans Support Medicaid

A pie chart showing 86 percent

86%

of Americans say it’s important to have a strong, sustainable Medicaid program in the US

A pie chart showing 72 percent

72%

of Americans have a favorable view of Medicaid

A pie chart showing 67 percent

67%

of Americans oppose cutting funding for Medicaid

Who does Medicaid cover?

Medicaid covers...

74,633,849

Total Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment

As of June 2020

6,681,177

Total CHIP Enrollment

As of June 2020

15,573,900

Total Medicaid Expansion Population

As of Fiscal Year 2018

57,843,331

Total Managed Care Enrollment

As of June 2020

Of Those Covered By Medicaid...

33%

Non-disabled and non-elderly Adults

43%

Children

14%

Americans with Disabilities

9%

Older Adults (65+)

Percentages are based on 2014 data.

America's Commitment to Medicaid

$613.3B

Total Dollars

$383.9B

Federal Dollars

$229.4B

State Dollars

Americans clearly agree:
Medicaid is a priority.

When thinking about Medicaid, what is the most important priority?
That Medicaid should be:

Affordable

Cost-Effective

Accessible

Effective

High-Quality

Efficient

Flexible

Comprehensive

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