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Care That Is Fair And Just: Improving Health Equity Through Medicaid Managed Care

posted by AHIP

on March 15, 2021

Everyone deserves affordable high-quality health coverage and care regardless of health status, race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. For years, America has struggled to improve health equity for African Americans and other communities of color. As leaders come together to make real progress toward this shared commitment, Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) are a proven valuable partner for creating tailored solutions that work, utilizing insight from deep experience working with people who rely on Medicaid, and building on strong community partnerships to meet people where they are. Taking care of vulnerable populations is at the core of Medicaid MCOs’ mission; they therefore are driven to mitigate socioeconomic conditions, reduce health disparities, and advance health equity for the more than 50 million Americans they serve.