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Medicaid: An essential safety net

 

Medicaid provides an essential safety net for low-income children, the elderly and disabled.  The program is funded jointly by both federal and state government and covers over 200,000 Nebraskans.

Many people walk a tight rope between health and illness.  Medicaid is an important safety net set to catch the poor and disabled when they are sick or injured.  Without this care, many go without care – relying on hospital emergency rooms, friends and family for at-home care, or simply not get the care they need to heal.

 

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