1 in 5 Americans on Medicaid

June 7, 2014 5:01 PM

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1 in 5 Americans on Medicaid

Evidence shows that enrollment in Medicaid is skyrocketing. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a report this week revealing April’s application and enrollment data for the federal Medicaid program.

Of the 48 states that provided information for that month, over 65 million Americans are shown to receive Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits. Together, this amounts to more than one in five Americans.

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