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Taking a Closer Look: Myths about the Medicaid Program and the People It Helps

Medicaid is a lifeline for millions of children, adults with low incomes, individuals with disabilities and older adults who depend on Medicaid for health care services and assistance with long-term services and supports (LTSS) such as eating, bathing, and dressing.

The program, however, is not always well-understood, and misconceptions have emerged that cloud the picture of how crucial Medicaid is to the delivery of health care and LTSS. This Fact Sheet takes a closer look at these misconceptions and presents the facts about Medicaid, a vital safety net and lifeline to millions of people with limited income and resources.

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