Americans Support Medicaid—Here’s Why

by Alicia Caramenico

January 11, 2018

Adults, children in foster care, grade school students, moms and their newborns, people with disabilities, seniors—Medicaid helps all of these people, and more.

That’s why 85 percent of Americans say it’s important to have a strong, sustainable Medicaid program.

And 64 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Medicaid, according to data from the Modern Medicaid Alliance.

 There are many reasons why Medicaid has such strong support. Here are a few:


Efforts to hinder the Medicaid program would hurt millions of Americans across the country. To learn more about the people Medicaid helps, visit the Modern Medicaid Alliance’s Medicaid Dashboard.