Medicaid at 50: A program mired in controversy

As the agency celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid program, the program is mired in controversies such as cost overruns and bitter politics, according to USA Today. The publication reports that conflicts over Medicaid expansion have left millions of Americans who are in dire need of healthcare services without access to obtain them. And states such as Virginia and Tennessee appear to have become more entrenched regarding their opposition to the Medicaid program. Meanwhile, physicians are reluctant to treat Medicaid patients, leading to conflicting conclusions as to whether the program is actually helping the poorest Americans. Article