Issue Briefs | Apr 28, 2017

Medicaid’s Role in Public Emergencies and Health Crises

Jocelyn Guyer and David Rosales, Manatt Health

Medicaid can play a unique and critical role in responding to public emergencies and health crises. This brief by Manatt Health explores the role Medicaid has played in responding to events such as the opioid and HIV/AIDS epidemics, the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis, and Hurricane Katrina.