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Should Medicaid Cover Food?

Gary Alexander
Director Medicaid and Health Safety Net Reform Initiative at Paragon Health Institute

A nationally recognized health services expert and government reformer, Gary D. Alexander is head of the Medicaid and Health Safety Net Initiative at the Paragon Health Institute.

Stephanie Hughes

Director Medicaid and Health Safety Net Reform Initiative at Paragon Health Institute

Sabri Ben-Achour

Director Medicaid and Health Safety Net Reform Initiative at Paragon Health Institute
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Paragon’s Gary Alexander was featured on Marketplace on February 14, 2023. Sabri Ben-Achour and Stephanie Hughes framed a story about the changing definition of health care — and some states are trying to change the definition to include food.

Gary Alexander was quoted for the story, saying:

“This is something outside the scope of Medicaid. And really, the federal government has a robust food program.”

Listen to the interview here:

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