USA Today: As Medicaid turns 50, program still mired in controversy

July 14, 2015

As Medicaid turns 50 years old this month, it's racked with cost over-runs, bitter politics and never-ending controversies that have left millions without healthcare coverage, according to this feature in USA Today. Reporters examined the experiences of nine states, interviewed more than two dozen impoverished Americans and talked to dozens of healthcare experts, state officials and community leaders from across the nation, finding that a law meant to erase inequities has actually deepened them, and many issues contribute to the confusion and the political infighting.