Why It Matters
What The Arc Is Doing
How Medicaid Works
Medicaid is a jointly funded program with matching state and federal funds. The federal government pays for nearly 60 percent of the cost, though the match rate varies from state to state. Under the current structure, the federal government has a commitment to help states cover costs, and in turn, states are required to provide specific benefits to certain groups of people, including individuals with disabilities. If a state increases its Medicaid spending, the federal funding will also increase. Within the basic requirements of the program, states have substantial flexibility to administer the program and to add services and additional beneficiary categories.
How You Can Help
There are many ways to advocate with and support The Arc’s grassroots movement.
Find and connect with your local or state chapter of The Arc.