Medicaid, the largest public health insurance program in the United States, covering health and long-term care services for more than 72 million low-income individuals, has played a critical role in HIV care since the HIV epidemic began. It is the single largest source of coverage for people with HIV in the U.S. and the number of Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV has grown over time.  The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 marked significantly increased access to Medicaid including for those with HIV, by expanding the program to nearly all non-elderly adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL), in states that choose to participate. Key facts about Medicaid and HIV include:
Medicaid is the largest source of insurance coverage for people with HIV, estimated to cover more than 40% of people with HIV in care.
The number of Medicaid beneficiaries has grown over time, rising …
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Medicaid and HIV