Yglesias

59% of Americans Say Medicaid Is Important To Their Family

CREDIT:

Via Suzy Khimm, evidence from the Kaiser Family Foundation that public support for Medicaid is pretty robust:

Fifty-nine percent of the American people said Medicaid was either “very important” to them or their families (39%) or “somewhat important” (20%).

Paul Ryan is trying to define Medicaid beneficiaries as the new welfare queens, but the essence of the “welfare” debate is persuading most people that a program doesn’t benefit them.