Medicaid’s Role in Covering Families

Medicaid’s Role in Covering Families

Twelve years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the law requiring that by the end of fiscal year 2002, states would complete a series of incremental steps to ensure all children in families with incomes at or below the federal poverty line would have Medicaid coverage. The day, September 30, has arrived and the Commission put together a brief description of how Medicaid assists low-income American families with their health coverage.



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