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Monday, 9th January 2012

Medicaid's Role for Women Across the Lifespan: Current Issues and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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Medicaid, a jointly financed state-federal health coverage program for the poor and low-income, provides more than 21 million low-income women with basic health and long-term care coverage. Because women are more likely than men to fall into one of the eligibility categories for Medicaid and are more likely than men to be poor, women comprise over two-thirds of beneficiaries.

This issue brief discusses the role of Medicaid for women and examines how changes under the health reform law will affect the program and women covered by Medicaid.   The brief explores Medicaid’s role for women across their lifespans including reproductive health services, care for chronic conditions and disabilities, and long-term care services.  And it provides new state-level data on enrollment and coverage policies on services of importance to women.

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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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