Medicaid Supports Maryland Sign On Pledge
For more than 50 years, Medicaid has served as a vital link to health care for the most vulnerable members of our communities. Medicaid gives one in five Marylanders access to the health care they need while providing both financial security and peace of mind to countless families. In doing so, Medicaid also creates jobs.
It pays for care for those battling mental health or drug use issues. It provides dignity to Marylanders at the end of life. It provides much-needed services for children with disabilities. It insures low-income workers.
- Provides health insurance coverage for one in five Marylanders, including one in four children.
- Covers two in five people with disabilities.
- Provides vital assistance to 15 percent of Medicare beneficiaries paying the cost of Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments or long-term care.
- Pays for the care of three in five nursing home residents.
- Many believe that Medicaid provides government assistance to people who are unwilling to work. In reality, 77 percent of Medicaid enrollees are in families with at least one worker.
Medicaid is important to Maryland’s economy. It:
- Accounts for 48 percent of all federal funds received by the state.
- Provides the bulk of funding for providers caring for those with mental health problems and substance use disorders.
- Is expected to add up to 10,000 new jobs and increase the gross state product by about $5.5 billion between 2014 and 2020.
- Reduces uncompensated care at Maryland hospitals lowering hospital costs by about $311 million.
In short, Medicaid is important to Maryland’s economy. It helps fuel our state’s economy even as it serves as a vital resource for individuals and families.
Show Your Support for Maryland Medicaid – Sign on Now!
The undersigned supports Maryland’s Medicaid program. For more than half a century, this program has served as a vital link to health care for the most vulnerable members of our communities. I / our organization support the one in five Marylanders – including one in four children and three in five nursing home residents – who rely on Medicaid for critical health care services.
I / our organization believe health care in Maryland should be accessible to all Marylanders, and I / our organization favor policy initiatives that support and strengthen the state’s Medicaid program. I / our organization pledge to help educate my fellow Marylanders about the importance of Medicaid to the health and wellbeing of individuals, our communities and our state’s economy.