Where We Live: Medicaid is 50 and Looking Good

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Fifty years ago this week, Lyndon Johnson signed Medicaid into law. On today’s show, WNPR’s Where We Livecelebrated the program that covers one in five CT residents with comprehensive care and brought $3.3 billion in federal funds to our state. More efficient than private insurance, leading the state in quality improvement as it cares for CT’s most fragile residents, Medicaid is modeling thoughtful reforms that save money by improving care. DSS Commissioner Rod Bremby, Christian Community Action’s Rev. Bonita Grubbs, Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Allan Weil, and Ellen Andrews of the CT Health Policy Project joined host John Dankowsky to explore how the prgram is living up to the original vision. Hear the conversation online.