Medicaid in DC
Medicaid is the United States health program for people and families possessing low income and resources. The states provide for up to half of the funding for Medicaid program. Substance abuse is the major source of expensive health and social problems. Alcohol and drug abuse costs the District an estimated $1.2 billion a year. Nearly 40% of the emergency room visits are related to alcohol or drug-abuse. Drug abuse alone is associated with an estimated 27% of the new HIV or AIDS cases, 85% of foster care cases, and 50% of all motor vehicle accidents. Seeking medical attention for substance abuse involves heavy expenditure because, even after treatment, follow-up is required to avoid relapse. This discourages financially weak affected persons to consult doctors for treatment. Thus, in the absence of insurance, the patient does not have the necessary funds to undergo intensive treatment programs. The government therefore, has recognized the basic need of every citizen to seek treatment and so Medicaid in tandem with the medical authorities and service providers has covered the financial needs of substance abuse patients belonging to low income, senior citizen, or disabled category.
Our website offers the latest information regarding the various policies available and advises citizens of the health benefits and policies provided to the public. It helps to access data regarding the many hospitals and health care centers which provide Medicaid.
Medicaid Facilities in DC