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Low-Income Parents’ Access to Medicaid Five Years After Welfare Reform


This policy brief examines health coverage for low-income parents after the 1996 welfare law broke the historical connection between Medicaid coverage and welfare. Many states have altered their rules and some have expanded coverage for low-income working parents.


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