Medicaid Matters
to America

As the largest health care program in the United States, covering more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, Medicaid helps millions of Americans every day.


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More than 1 in 5 Americans are covered by Medicaid.

Americans Support Medicaid

A pie chart showing 87 percent

87%

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 70 percent

70%

of Americans oppose cutting funding for Medicaid

Who does Medicaid cover?

Medicaid covers...

65,852,256

Total Medicaid Enrollment

As of December 2018

6,603,272

Total CHIP Enrollment

As of December 2018

17,090,700

Total Medicaid Expansion Population

As of Fiscal Year 2017

54,196,249

Total Managed Care Enrollment

As of July 2017

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

$597.4B

Total Dollars

$368.4B

Federal Dollars

$229.0B

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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