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Kaiser Family Commission analyzes first 50 years of Medicaid

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Guess who’s turning the Big 5-0? Medicaid. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has conducted an analysis of the Medicaid program, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965, and published it May 6. The analysis notes that for non-elderly adults and children Medicaid and private insurance provide similar access to care. Eighty-four percent of children on Medicaid reported having a well-child checkup compared to 85 percent of those in employer- sponsored insurance plans.…

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