Medicaid users are everyone; your family, your friends, and your neighbors. They are people who need on-going healthcare assistance or just a hand up in a time of need. Medicaid matters to them because without it, they would face an unknown medical future, and it should matter to you because everyone wants a healthy community.

This is part of a series intended to bring into focus the important role that Medicaid plays in the health of our patients, our organization and the larger community and what we all have to lose if proposed cuts to Medicaid are implemented. The first thing that Sharon said to me was, “Medicaid matters because […]

Insurance systems are different in every country, from single payer systems to private markets, and no system is more complex and confusing than in the United States. Luckily, we have a safety net in place for some of our most vulnerable citizens; Medicaid.

When asked what people would be surprised to know about her, Dr. Hetal Patel answered that she never had a pair of shoes until she was seven years old. This was not at all unusual in the small village in India where she grew up but gives a glimpse into why she felt the push […]

This is the first in a series intended to bring into focus the important role that Medicaid plays in the health of our patients, our organization and the larger community and what we all have to lose if proposed cuts to Medicaid are implemented. Medicaid was enacted in 1965 along with the Medicare program as […]