Fiction: I’m not going to get any help right now. It will take years before anyone sees a difference in the way medical benefits are addressed in this country.
Fact: States already have access to the first two quarters of the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage funds which include $15 billion in Medicaid relief. More than 20 million Americans rely on Medicaid for health care coverage. The Act also provides $650 million to fund prevention and wellness programs targeting obesity, smoking, and other risk factors for chronic diseases and $300 million to revitalize the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). The NHSC financially supports physicians and other providers who practice in underserved areas. There will also be a funding toward medical research and medical technology that will revitalize the electronic health record system, which will reduce medical errors and save billions in health care costs.