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Medicaid is primarily known as the government program that provides health insurance coverage to individuals struggling to make ends meet. Women make up the majority of Medicaid enrollees, and the program covers a range of services – birth control, maternity care, prescription drugs, hospitalization, long-term care, and more – that address many of women’s major health needs throughout their lives.

At the same time, Medicaid plays a critically important role in advancing women’s economic security through directly supporting women’s jobs and by providing health insurance coverage that enables women to work.

Proposals to fundamentally change how Medicaid is financed and create barriers to enrollment threaten the livelihood of millions of women.

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