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Medicaid & SCHIP


A teaching guide examining: (1) Medicaid's role as a health insurer: major themes; (2) Eligibility and services; (3) Where do Medicaid expenditures go and how; (4) Important are they to the health care system?; (5) Medicaid as health care payer and its role in supporting the health care safety net; (6) Medicaid's role in state financing; (7) Medicaid's role as a legal entitlement; (8) Does Medicaid need reform and if so, what should reform accomplish?


Prepared for the 2004 Health Law Teachers Conference.

Funder: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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