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Policy Brief


Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire and University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

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Medicaid is a federal-state partnership that provides health care coverage to low-income children, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. More than 39 million children 0-18 years old were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP by December 2021. Among Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) infants under one year, more than 6 in 10 rely on Medicaid coverage. Children of color are disproportionately poor and, as a result, more likely to have Medicaid coverage. More than half of all Black, Hispanic, and AI/AN children under 18 are covered by Medicaid.

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2021-2022 Cohort of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program Trainees. (2022, April). The Role of Medicaid for children with special health care needs and disabilities. (PDF). [Policy Brief]. Durham: University of New Hampshire; Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.


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