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Should Medicaid Cover Food?

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

Sabri Ben-Achour

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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