State budgets remain weak a decade after the recession, especially in red states that have cut taxes on corporations and high-income residents. Medicaid, the state-level healthcare program for low-income residents, is particularly vulnerable to an economic downturn. Low-income residents’ healthcare is imperiled as a consequence. But there is another way forward.
A Florida couple with chronic ailments, a pile of medical debt, and a “mercy-killing.” It doesn’t have to be this way.