With all the debate on Medicare, this year’s election has not seen a lot of discussion of Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) that covers low-income children and parents, and disabled and elderly Americans. Former President Bill Clinton made a point of it in his DNC Convention remarks, and truth be told, Medicaid actually covers more people.
Some more coverage is starting to emerge: Monday’s PBS NewsHour broadcast, Hari Sreenivasen explored what’s at stake as the candidates’ lay out their vastly different visions for the program. On PBS’ Rundown Blog has frequently asked questions surrounding Medicaid and the political proposals surrounding it.
Finally, today, October 3, at 1 p.m., PBS NewsHour is hosting a live chat with Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News, about the future of Medicaid and the presidential candidates’ proposals for the program. Questions can be submitted via the PBS NewsHour Health page, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter @jasokane.
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