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The Welfare Law and Its Effects on Medicaid Recipients

By The National Health Law Program, The National Center for Youth Law & The National Senior Citizens Law Center

Although, on paper, the new welfare law preserves entitlement to Medicaid, coverage for several groups of poor people will be dramatically affected by the law's implementation. This article analyzes the effect of the welfare law on Medicaid, in particular, how the law affects coverage of families with children, children in foster care and children with special needs, children with disabilities, and immigrants.

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