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When Eligible Parents Get Enrolled in Medicaid, Their Children Get Covered Too

large body of research finds that when eligible parents get enrolled in Medicaid, their children are also more likely to get enrolled and to receive necessary preventive care. Given that 28 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income adults, more parents are eligible for Medicaid than ever before. Helping to enroll eligible parents and children in Medicaid is a two-generation approach to improving the health and financial security of the whole family. Healthy parents are also more able to engage in child-focused activities, like playing ball or volunteering at school. Read what one West Virginia mother had to say after she was able to enroll in Medicaid.

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