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Medicaid matters to children

Three of every 10 children in the U.S. rely for their health needs on Medicaid, the single largest health insurer of children. Access to Medicaid not only ensures that 30 million children receive adequate medical care and preventive services, but also benefits society. Because of Medicaid, low-income families are protected from burdensome medical expenses. Children with Medicaid are more likely to receive timely and appropriate medical care than uninsured children, saving the entire health care system money. Although children represent half of all Medicaid enrollees, they account for only 25 percent of Medicaid spending. Without Medicaid, most if not all of these children would have no...

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