Celebrating Medicaid on its 46th anniversary
Medicaid, which helps more than 28 million children gain access to health care, will have its 46th anniversary tomorrow! It’s certainly worth celebrating the doctor visits, vaccinations and other help Medicaid has provided to so many needy children. Our friends over at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families have a great post today on the importance of the program.
But as the group warns, Medicaid’s birthday comes at a time when the whole program could be in danger. Some in Congress want to gut the program to pay down the deficit, and up to 18 million children could lose health care access under one such plan. You can help! Use our Facebook app to tell Congress to protect children in the budget negotiations.