Medicaid: A Primer
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Keywords: Medicaid; coverage; costs
Coverage: United States
This primer provides an overview of the basic components of Medicaid, the nation's largest health coverage program, which covers 59 million low-income individuals, including children and families, people with disabilities and the elderly who are also covered by Medicare. Medicaid is also the dominant source of the country’s long-term care financing.