Medicaid is a healthcare program for individuals or families whose income and resources are too low to pay for healthcare. It is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people who are low-income in the United States, and it funded by the federal and state governments. Medicaid is managed by states, so each one determines who is eligible to receive Medicaid. Recipients must be legal citizens and oftentimes includes people with disabilities. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid eligibility and federal funding. 

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NASP Advocacy Roadmap: School-Based Medicaid Services
Resources designed to help state associations plan their grassroots advocacy response to changes in school-based psychological services to Medicaid-eligible students.

Center for Medicaid Services
Information and Federal Guidance Documents about Medicaid