Episode Summary

90 percent of Americans think Medicaid is important to our health care system. That is, once they understand what it is and who it covers.

Episode Notes

Since becoming law in 1965, Medicaid has been shrouded in debate and misperceptions. It costs too much; the services are poor quality; it’s just a handout. In this special branded episode of Pulse Check at Work, we sought to set the record straight with Dr. Rod Hochman, president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), and Dr. Rhonda Medows, executive vice president of Population Health at PSJH.

This episode is sponsored content from Providence St. Joseph Health and produced by POLITICO Focus, POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the production of this episode.

About the Show

Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.