Title

Medicaid

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

3-9-2011

Document Type

Other

Medical Subject Headings

Medicaid

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Primary Care

Abstract

Summary: This topic reviews Medicaid. Medicaid is a publicly funded insurance in the United States that provides medical assistance for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. This entitlement program, known as Title XIX of the Social Security Act, was enacted in 1965. It involves a unique federal/state cost sharing formula with the federal government reimbursing states based on per capita incomes; states with higher incomes are reimbursed for a lower percentage of their costs than poorer states.

Citation: Baldor BA. Medicaid. In: UpToDate, Schmader KE (ed). UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, updated 2011.

Comments

Information in this record reflects the version accessed December 14, 2011: "Last literature review version 19.3: September 2011 | This topic last updated: March 9, 2011."