Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Medicaid

Robert A. Baldor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michael A. Tutty, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Information in this record reflects the version accessed December 12, 2012: "Literature review current through: Nov 2012. | This topic last updated: Mar 13, 2012."

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. The Medicaid program is a federal and state partnership administered at the state level.