Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has a long-standing commitment to ensuring those who are vulnerable or underserved to have access to affordable health insurance. Medicaid is one program that has helped millions of vulnerable Americans see clinicians, afford prescriptions, and seek necessary medical services. In fact, more than 70 million people receive their health care through Medicaid. This program is a critical part of the social safety net and gives low-income individuals and families access to otherwise inaccessible health care services. It is core to our Catholic identity and consistent with 20 years of CHI’s Advocacy priorities to protect this population and the Medicaid program.
We are pleased to support the Catholic Health Association's "Medicaid Makes it Possible" campaign, which highlights the stories of Medicaid recipients and focuses on the importance of the program to our entire nation.
Did you know?...
- Medicaid makes it possible for children, the elderly, people with disabilities, veterans, and working families from across the United States to access high-quality, affordable health services?
- Nearly half (49%) of all births in America are covered by Mediciad?
- More than 60% of nursing home residents rely on Mediciad?
- Medicaid eligibility during childhood is correlated with lower teen mortality, reduced disability, and improved long-run educational attainment?
- States that expanded Mediciad eligibility see improved self-reported health status among their citizens and reduced adult mortality?
Medicaid is what makes all this possible. Please visit the CHA Medicaid Makes It Possible website and review their extensive resources.