Medicaid is a state program for the poor. What is great about Medicaid is that if you are eligible, you can get retro-active coverage, meaning medicalcare you had 3 months ago can be covered if you apply today.

This is another great program that expands Medicaid for 4 million children and pregnant women.

In 2010, the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) collectively cover about 30% of Americans. In the wake of the high unemployment of 2008 and 2009 and the 30 million baby boomers that will enroll in Medicare over the next seven years, I am confdent that one out of every three Americans will be enrolled in one of these programs by 2017. It is because these programs have a large impact on so many people, that I have included content specifcally to educate the reader because there is a one in three chance that you’ll be enrolled in one of these programs in the next seven years

Insurance Coverage of U.S. Population

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