Proposed Cuts To Medicaid: A Threat To Women & Children

How’s this for news? A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that when poor people have access to health insurance, they’re more likely to see doctors on a regular basis, get preventive screenings, access and take prescription medications, and have an overall positive outlook on their health. This might seem painfully obvious but our elected officials in Congress are presently considering the worthiness of providing health insurance to the poor through Medicaid, the state-administered federal health care program for low-income individuals. In the interest of resuscitating America’s economy and cutting the budget, Medicaid is on the chopping block. Unfortunately, women and children stand to lose the most if Medicaid is cut.