Medicaid cuts would jeopardize children’s access to quality health care

Medicaid cuts proposed in the Better Care Reconciliation Act would seriously jeopardize access to quality health care for millions of children.
A physician assistant checks out a young girl at the Metro Community Provider Network, which sees thousands of Medicaid patients, in Aurora, Colo.

As the United States Senate prepares to vote on its health care reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, it’s important to keep in mind that more than 30 million children in America rely on the Medicaid program to stay healthy. The massive Medicaid cuts now included in the bill would seriously jeopardize access to quality health care for millions of children.

Medicaid is the federal-state program that covers children and families living in or near poverty, children with disabilities, children

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