Happy Birthday Medicaid!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Happy Birthday Medicaid!


DHS Office on MLK Drive
1105 Doctor MLK Jr Dr
Little Rock, AR 72202
United States
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Loriee Evans

July 30 is the 57th anniversary of Medicaid legislation. Today, Medicaid provides life-saving healthcare coverage for over 1 million Arkansans. It is literally a program that keeps our state healthy, and people at work and in school. Let's celebrate that! Join us to deliver cupcakes to Arkansas Department of Human Services staffers and thank them for their hard work keeping this program running.

Medicaid is a critical program in a country with no universal healthcare system; that's why we're also extremely concerned over what is going happen if Medicaid rolls are purged when the Public Health Emergency (PHE) is declared over. We need to highlight necessary actions to ensure that no eligible Arkansans risks losing coverage when the PHE ends.

We invite DHS staff to enjoy a cupcake with us, listen to our community members' experiences with Medicaid, and receive some preliminary findings from this year's Medicaid barriers survey. 

This action is happening in tandem with Arkansas Community Organization's national partners at Center for Popular Democracy and a cohort of organizations working to strengthen Medicaid, as we work toward a world in which we all have the healthcare we need to thrive.

Medicaid works for over 1 million Arkansans -- together, we can make it even better!

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