Everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy life. But racial and ethnic disparities in the American health system—including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)—block access to quality health care and damage the overall health and well-being of our nation. This fact sheet offers three recommendations to transform Medicaid and CHIP into anti-racist programs.

This fact sheet summarizes and adapts key concepts from “Re-Envisioning Medicaid & CHIP as Anti-Racist Programs,” by Ayan Goran, Laura Tatum, Cara Brumfield, and Aileen Carr. Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, June 2023.