2021 was a momentous year for Medicaid programs, the first full year that we spent living and working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Medicaid demonstrated again that it is a critical first responder for any number of crises and natural disasters facing the country. Medicaid grew to cover more than one in four Americans and was a vital lifeline for beneficiaries, providers and the broader health care system.
We saw the promise and the hope of what widespread vaccinations could mean for a return to normal. But we also saw the challenges of translating that hope into reality as low take up rates have allowed the Delta variant to take root and push the light at the end of the tunnel back even further.
Medicaid programs have never been more important to the health and safety of our country, and Medicaid Directors and their teams across the country doubled down on their extraordinary efforts to lead through the chaos. In this annual report, we celebrate the incredible work they’ve done as we document how we’ve positioned ourselves to serve.
Download NAMD’s FY2021 Annual Report above.