Ever wonder how many kids in your state are enrolled in Medicaid? How many are uninsured? Or what the effect of Medicaid cuts could have on your state’s children and their ability to access health care?
We’ve got you covered. The 2012 State Medicaid Fact Sheets, a joint effort of the Children's Hospital Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), provide key data to demonstrate the importance of the Medicaid program to children and children's hospitals in your state (as well as the other 49). For instance, in Virginia, nearly 28 percent of kids are enrolled in Medicaid; any cuts to the program would do great damage to kids’ access to health care.
You're encouraged to reference your state fact sheets anytime you contact your legislators (which we recommend you do through our Legislative Action Center), and please contact us if you’d like more information or have any questions.