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The federal government’s role in health care is time-tested: Medicaid will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, and Medicare will celebrate its 50th the year after that. Way back in 1912, President Teddy Roosevelt called for a version of universal health care. This week, we spotlight our Voter’s Guides on health care and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to give you the current state of federal health care policy and spending before the November 4 election.
One in five Americans benefit from Medicaid; nearly one in six have Medicare; eight million children are covered by Children’s Health Insurance Program; and eight million (and counting) Americans are insured through Obamacare. Federal health care programs almost certainly touch someone you know.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in our Voter’s Guides:
Check out our full set of 13 Voter’s Guides here, and make sure you vote on November 4!
And if you really want to know more, check out our new datasets on federal spending, building up to the release of our exciting new feature, State Smart, that will show federal spending in all 50 states (and Washington, DC)!