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Making Health Care Work for American Families: Medicaid and Access to Care

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care planning)

Keywords: healthcare; access; medicaid

Type: Testimony

Coverage: United States


Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and executive director of the Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, testified March 24, 2009, before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health as part of a hearing entitled “Making Health Care Work for American Families: Access to Care." Rowland, appearing as part of a panel, addressed why Medicaid can be a platform for health care reform and can be instrumental in efforts to improve access to care and reduce disparities. The hearing was the third in a series being held by the subcommittee to provide an overview of key health reform issues.